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Raducanu rockets up 127 ranking places after shock US Open win

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Britain's Emma Raducanu celebrates with the trophy after winning the 2021 US Open Tennis tournament women's final match against Canada's Leylah Fernandez, on September 11, 2021. (Photo: AFP)
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PARIS — Emma Raducanu moved up 127 places to 23rd in the world on Monday after her stunning triumph at the US Open.اضافة اعلان

The 18-year-old British star became the first player to emerge from qualifying to win a Grand Slam tournament when she beat 19-year-old Canadian Leylah Fernandez, 6-4, 6-3 on Saturday.

Fernandez was rewarded for her passage to the final with a rise of 45 places to 28th.

Former world number one Naomi Osaka, who Fernandez beat on the way to the final and has said she is taking a break from tennis, drops to fifth place.

Bianca Andreescu, the US Open winner two years ago, fell 13 places to 20th after she was knocked out in the fourth round of this year's tournament.

The top 10 ranked players are:

1. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 10,075 pts

2. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 7720

3. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 5315 (+1)

4. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 4860 (+1)

5. Naomi Osaka (JPN) 4796 (-2)

6. Sofia Kenin (USA) 4692

7. Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) 4668 (+2)

8. Iga Swiatek (POL) 4571

9. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 4380 (+1)

10. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 4060 (+1)

Selected
23. Emma Raducanu (GBR) 2571 (+127)
28. Leylah Fernandez (CAN) 2254 (+45)


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