An impressive leap for the Wimbledon finalists in the weekly rankings update.
WTA Staff
July 16, 2018

There's an incredible jump in the rankings for this year's Wimbledon runner-up: Serena Williams is back inside the Top 30 at No.28, a rise of an amazing 153 places.

The 36-year-old dropped down after taking time out to have daughter Olympia, but after her fourth tournament back she's now firmly within the upper echelons of the rankings and looking to challenge at the top once again.

Meanwhile, there's a quartet of reigning Grand Slam winners in the top spots: newly crowned Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber and US Open titlist Sloane Stephens join French Open winner Simona Halep and Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki in the Top 4.

Kerber leaps six places up the rankings after lifting the Venus Rosewater Dish on Sunday, while Stephens slides up one place.

Kerber poses with the Venus Rosewater Dish. (Getty)
Angelique Kerber (Getty)

Here are some of the week's other most notable rankings movers:

Julia Goerges (+3, No.13 to No.10): The German is back into the Top 10 following her run to the semifinal in SW19 - her first Grand Slam appearance at that stage, where she was defeated by Serena Williams, 6-3, 6-4. 

Kiki Bertens (+3, No.20 to No.17): The Dutchwoman impressed many with her brilliant Wimbledon campaign, reaching the quarterfinals. Seeded 20th, the 26-year-old took out seventh seed Karolina Pliskova in the Round of 16 having already beaten ninth seed Venus Williams in the previous round.

Dominika Cibulkova (+7, No.33 to No.26): Unseeded at Wimbledon, the Slovakian didn't drop a set until the quarterfinals, making straightforward work of opponents including 22nd seed Johanna Konta and 15th seed Elise Mertens.

Camila Giorgi (+17, No.52 to No.35): The Italian is closing in on her previous highest ranking of No.30 after reaching the Wimbledon quarterfinals, having beaten Ekaterina Makarova, Katerina Siniakova, Madison Brengle and 21st seed Anastasija Sevastova along the way.

Giorgi was the lowest ranked player in the quarterfinals (Getty)
Camila Giorgi (Getty)

Hsieh Su-Wei (+11, No.48 to No.37): It's back into the Top 50 for the 32-year-old, who shocked World No.1 Simona Halep in the Round of 32 with a 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 victory.

Alison van Uytvanck (+7, No.47 to No.40): It's a career high for the Belgian, who knocked out defending champion and third seed Garbiñe Muguruza in the Round of 64 at Wimbledon, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1.

Aliaksandra Sasnovich (+9, No.50 to No.41): The Belarusian reaches her career high after making it to the Wimbledon Round of 16, after beating the eighth seed and two-time champion Petra Kvitova in the first round, then dispatching Taylor Townsend and 26th seed Daria Gavrilova in straight sets.

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