Ashleigh Barty tops the women's season-end ranking

PARIS: Ashleigh barty of Australia tops the women's tennis rankings at the end of the season published on Monday, one day after its triumph in the WTA finals in Shenzhen, China

With 7,851 points, Barty, who has led the ranking since early September, eclipsed Karolína Plísková (5,940 points) in second place by almost 2,000 points.

Naomi Osaka (5,497) held on to third place of Simona Halep, who climbed one place to the fourth with 5,462 points.

Dominated barty Elina Svitolina in the final of Sunday in Shenzhen, winning 6-4, 6-3 to collect the richest prize in women's tennis of $ 4.4 million (4 million euros).

Svitolina climbed two places to sixth place in the ranking, while Kiki Bertens rose one to ninth at the expense of Serena Williams, who fell to tenth place.

Latest WTA classification released on November 4:

1. Ashleigh barty (AUS) 7,851 pts

2. Karolína Pliskova (CZE) 5,940

3. Naomi Osaka (JPN) 5,496

4. Simona Halep (ROU) 5,462 (+1)

5. Bianca Andreescu (CAN) 5,192 (-1)

6. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 5,075 (+2)

7. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 4,776 (-1)

8. Belinda Bencic (SUI) 4,745 (-1)

9. Kiki Bertens (NED) 4,245 (+1)

10. Serena Williams (USA) 3,935 (-1)

11. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 3.120 (+3)

12. Johanna Konta (GBR) 2,879 (-1)

13. Madison Keys (USA) 2,767

14. Sofia Kenin (USA) 2,740 (-2)

15. Petra Martic (CRO) 2,617

16. Marketa Vondrousová (CZE) 2,390

17. Elise Mertens (BEL) 2,290 (+1)

18. Alison Riske (USA) 2,210 (+1)

19. Donna Vekic (CRO) 2,205 (+1)

20. Angelique Kerber (GER) 2,175 (-3)

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