Mertens has meanwhile traveled from Japan to the United States, where she is top seed at the tournament in San José (California) this week. In the doubles she keeps her lead. Alison Van Uytvanck had to give up two places in the ranking and is now 61st. Kirsten Flipkens follows in 105th place, Greet Minnen is 111th, with a small lead over Maryna Zanevska (115th) and Ysaline Bonaventure (127th).

There is only one change in the top ten of women’s tennis. Jennifer Brady jumped over with Belarusian Victoria Azarenka. The American is now the number fourteen in the world. Australian Ashleigh Barty remains number one, with a nice lead over Naomi Osaka. Olympic champion Belinda Bencic is twelfth.

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