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Elise Mertens wins two places in the WTA ranking, but is no longer number one in the world in doubles

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Elise Mertens has moved up two places in the new world ranking in women’s tennis. The Limburger can now call herself the sixteenth best female tennis player in the world. Australia’s Ashleigh Barty remains in the lead. In the doubles, Mertens has lost her leading position.

Jonas WithouckSource: BELGIAN

In the new WTA ranking, Barty remains in the lead ahead of Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka and Czech Barbora Krejcikova. American Sofia Kenin won three places and is now twelfth. The German Angelique Kerber lost eight places and ended up just below Elise Mertens (WTA 16) in seventeenth place.

Still on the Belgian side, Alison Van Uytvanck (WTA 69) had to give up eight places and Greet Minnen (WTA 74) four. Maryna Zanevska (WTA 79) won three places. Kirsten Flipkens (WTA 186) and Ysaline Bonaventure (WTA 228) made huge tumbles. Flipkens lost 26 places, Bonaventure no less than 82.

In the doubles Elise Mertens had to give up her lead. She dropped to fourth place. Her doubles partner, Taiwanese Su-Wei Hsieh, took over first place.

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Djokovic rules

Novak Djokovic still leads the men’s ranking. Thanks to his overall victory at the ATP Masters 1,000 tournament in Paris last Sunday, the Serb is sure to end the year as number one in the world for the seventh time in his career. The Serb increased his lead over the Russian Daniil Medvedev. The German Alexander Zverev, semi-finalist in Paris, comes in third place. He jumps over the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas.

In the top-10 of the new ATP ranking, the Russian Andrey Rublev (ATP 5, +1) and the Pole Hubert Hurkacz (ATP 9, +1) also make small leaps forward.

On the Belgian side, David Goffin remained 38th. Zizou Bergs is still the second Belgian in 189th place. Kimmer Coppejans remained 214th. Ruben Bemelmans gained one place and is now 218th.

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