The new Western and Southern Open champion has shot up the rankings
WTA Staff
August 20, 2018

Kiki Bertens lifted the Western and Southern Open trophy by beating Simona Halep in a brilliant final - and now she rises to a new career high.

The Dutchwoman climbs four places to take her place as the new World No.13 after a week in Cincinnati in which she also beat both Petra Kvitova - back in the top 5 this week - and Caroline Wozniacki.

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

Aryna Sabalenka (+9, No.34 to No.25): The unseeded Belarusian made it to the semifinals in Cincinnati after a terrific campaign in which she downed Johanna Konta, Karolina Pliskova, Caroline Garcia, and Madison Keys.

Lesia Tsurenko (+9, No.44 to No.35): The Ukrainian pulled off a shock by beating former World No.1 Garbiñe Muguruza in the Cincinnati Round of 32.

Rebecca Peterson (+13, No.72 to No.59): The Swede reaches a career-best ranking after fighting through Cincinnati qualifying, falling in the Round of 32 to Elise Mertens, the 15th seed.

Tatjana Maria (+18, No.85 to No.67): The 31-year-old was another to progress through Cincinnati qualifying to fall to a seed at the Round of 32 stage - in her case third seed Sloane Stephens.

Victoria Azarenka (+7, No.87 to No.80): It is another jump up the rankings for the former World No.1, who beat Carla Suarez Navarro in the Cincinnati first round and then lost to Caroline Garcia 6-4, 7-5.