May 22, 2018

Karolina Pliskova world no.1 as rivals wilt

Karolina Pliskova world no.1 as rivals wilt

Karolina Pliskova is the new world number one in the latest WTA rankings released on Monday despite never having won a major tournament. The 25-year-old Czech jumped from third place to the top after world number two Simona Halep lost in the Wimbledon quarter-finals, and previous top ranked Angelique Kerber fell in the fourth round.

Pliskova becomes number one without ever having lifted one of the four majors in tennis. She did however reach the US Open final last year, the French Open semi-finals this year and has won three tour titles in 2017: Brisbane, Doha and Eastbourne. Read more

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