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Madrid champion Jabeur rises to seventh in rankings

2.Madrid champion Jabeur rises to seventh in rankings
Tunisia's Ons Jabeur celebrates with the trophy after winning against US Jessica Pegula during the 2022 WTA Tour Madrid Open tennis tournament women's singles final match at the Caja Magica in Madrid on May 7, 2022. (Photo: AFP)
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PARIS — Tunisia's Ons Jabeur matched her personal-best seventh in the WTA rankings on Monday after winning the biggest title of her career at last week's Madrid Open.اضافة اعلان

The 27-year-old, the first Arab or African player to break into the men's or women's top 10, beat American Jessica Pegula 7–5, 0–6, 6–2 in Saturday's final.

Pegula has moved up three places to a career-high of 11th in the world.

Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka slipped four spots to eighth.

The only place in the top 15 not to change hands was the world-number-one spot, with Iga Swiatek still holding a commanding lead at the top of the rankings despite missing Madrid due to injury.

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