Mertens climbs to ca­reer high WTA rank­ing

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PARIS — Bel­gian Elise Mertens climbed three places to a ca­reer­high 17th in the WTA world rank­ings re­leased yes­ter­day fol­low­ing her vic­tory at the Lugano Open on Sun­day.

Ro­ma­nia’s Si­mona Halep re­tained her No 1 po­si­tion as there was no change in the top 16 af­ter a low-key week in women’s ten­nis.

Mertens’s beaten op­po­nent in the Swiss fi­nal, Aryna Sa­balenka of Be­larus climbed 14 places to 47th.

The big­gest mover, though, was Anna Karolina Sch­miedlova of Slo­vakia who jumped 48 spots to 84th af­ter win­ning the Bo­gota Open.

On the men’s side, Bri­ton Kyle Ed­mund rose three places to 23 in the ATP world rank­ings fol­low­ing a run to the fi­nal in Mar­rakech last week.

The only move in the top 20 saw Spain’s Roberto Bautista swap 16th and 17th places with Amer­i­can Jack Sock.

Rafael Nadal re­tains the world No 1 spot but has a lot of points to de­fend be­fore the French Open starts next month, start­ing with this week in Monte Carlo.

Elise Mertens

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