Serena Williams made a comeback into the world’s top 30 in the latest WTA rankings released on Monday after her inspiring and stellar show at Wimbledon last week.
Serena played her second major just 10 months after undergoing a complicated surgery post the birth of her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian and even then, she reached the final at the All England Club.
Serena, who had earlier each the last 16 at French Open before pulling out due to injury, looked much better on grass and got better with each other.
However, Angelique Kerber proved to be too strong in the final for the error-strewn 23-time Grand Slam champion.
The 36-year-old American climbed 153 places to 28th despite losing Saturday’s final.
Kerber, who won her third Grand Slam title, moved up six places to world number four, with French Open winner Simona Halep of Romania retaining the top ranking despite her third-round exit at Wimbledon.
In the men’s rankings, Novak Djokovic’s fourth Wimbledon crownpropelled him back to 10th in the world after falling outside the top 20 for the first time since 2006.
South Africa’s Kevin Anderson moved up three places to a career-high fifth after reaching the Wimbledon final for the first time in his career.
Spaniard Rafael Nadal remained at the top of the rankings and increased his lead over number two Roger Federer, whose Wimbledon title defence was ended by Anderson in a marathon quarter-final.
In terms of the Indians in the world rankings, Yuki Bhambri remains the only Indian among the top 100 men’s singles players in the world.
In the latest ATP rankings, Bhambri stayed put at 85th number in the world.
After Bhambri, the next Indian to feature in rankings is Ramkumar Ramanathan at the 161st position in the world.
News credit : Indiatoday