Angelique Kerber's third Grand Slam title at Wimbledon comes with all of the expected plaudits and benefits, including praise from her peers and a dance at the Champions' Dinner with men's singles victor Novak Djokovic. But more importantly for Kerber, it solidifies her position as one of the big leaders in the Porsche Race to Singapore.
After a strong opening half of the year, Kerber had already been a mainstay in the Top 5 of the Race this season, but her victory at SW19 pushes her three spots higher to No.2, and she sits less than 500 points behind the Race leader, World No.1 Simona Halep.
Kerber is now in prime position to make an attempt at reclaiming the year-end World No.1 position which she held in 2016, the year before Halep attained that accolade.
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 16, 2018
Of course, an even more significant jump in the Race was made by Wimbledon finalist Serena Williams, who blasted all the way into the Top 20 at No.17, after only her fourth event of the year. A solid summer hardcourt season could easily put Serena in contention to claim one of the Top 8 spots and a resulting berth at the WTA Finals by year's end.
Elsewhere on the list, Daria Kasatkina, fresh off back-to-back Grand Slam quarterfinal appearances at Roland Garros and Wimbledon, returns to the Top 8 of the Porsche Race to Singapore at No.7, leapfrogging two former World No.1 players, Karolina Pliskova and Garbiñe Muguruza.
Julia Goerges and Jelena Ostapenko, who joined Kerber and Serena in the final four at Wimbledon, currently sit just outside of the Top 10 in the Porsche Race to Singapore, Goerges having moved up four spots to No.11, and Ostapenko rising five rungs to No.12.
Two unseeded Wimbledon quarterfinalists bound into the Race Top 30: Camila Giorgi is up 17 spots to No.25 following her maiden Grand Slam quarterfinal, while frequent major quarterfinalist Dominika Cibulkova moves up 19 places to No.26.
A pair of Russians made the biggest jumps in the lower half of the Race Top 100. Former World No.8 Ekaterina Makarova kickstarted her singles season with a Wimbledon second-round upset of World No.2 Caroline Wozniacki, and rises 32 spots to No.64.
Makarova's compatriot Evgeniya Rodina qualified for the Wimbledon main draw and made the second week of a major for the first time in her career, and is rewarded by moving up 60 places to No.79 in the Porsche Race to Singapore.
Here's how the Porsche Race To Singapore stands as of July 16: