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Federer at No 3; Muguruza 5 in rankings

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Roger Federer's eighth Wimbledon title pushed him back up to No 3 in the ATP rankings on Monday after he ended last season at No 16.

And, because he sat out the last half of 2016, his points will only continue to accumulate, making a return to No 1 a real possibility.

Garbine Muguruza's first championship at the All England Club returned her to the WTA's top 10 at No 5, a rise of 10 spots, while runner-up Venus Williams goes from No 11 to No 9.

Karolina Pliskova became the 23rd woman to be ranked No 1, a debut for her that was guaranteed last week, based on results at Wimbledon. She had been No 3, and swaps positions with former No 1 Angelique Kerber.

Serena Williams has not competed since January because she is pregnant. By losing rankings points she earned last year, including a title at Wimbledon and runner-up finish at the French Open, she went from No 4 to No 15 on Monday. The rankings count points from the preceding 52 weeks, which is why Pliskova is able to take over at No. 1 despite losing in the second round at the All England Club.

Pliskova, a 25-year-old from the Czech Republic, has never won a Grand Slam title — she's not the first player to top the rankings without that achievement on her resume - although she was the runner-up to Kerber at last year's US Open and a semifinalist at Roland Garros last month.

Kerber lost in the first round at the French Open, then the fourth round of Wimbledon. Simona Halep had a chance to be No 1 this week but lost to Johanna Konta in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. So Halep continues at No 2, with Konta going from No 7 to No 4.

 

Andy Murray held onto No 1 ahead of No 2 Rafael Nadal.

Novak Djokovic remained at No 4, while Stan Wawrinka dropped two spots to No 5 after a first-round exit.

 

Ramkumar at career high rank

Ramkumar Ramanathan on Monday improved his career-best rank to 168 in singles following a runner-up finish at Winnetka Challenger in USA where he earned 48 points and resultantly jumped 16 places on the ladder.

The 22-year-old from Chennai is now India's best ranked player in the singles, followed by Yuki Bhambri (212), Prajnesh Gunneswaran (214), N Sriram Balaji (293) and Sumit Nagal (306).

In the doubles chart, Rohan Bopanna dropped a place to 22 but Divij Sharan (51) and Purav Raja (52) gained six and five spots respectively. Veteran Leander Paes also jumped three placed to be 59th in the chart but Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (98) lost eight places.

In the women's rankings, Sania Mirza was unchanged at number seven in the doubles.

 
 
 

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