Tennis: Naomi Osaka Regains World No.1 Spot

Naomi Osaka has regained the No 1 spot in the WTA world rankings after her run at the Rogers Cup in Toronto.

Osaka’s return to the top comes less than two months after her place at the summit was taken by Ashleigh Barty.

This time around, it was Barty’s loss to Sofia Kenin in the second round of the Rogers Cup that opened the door to a potential new world No 1.

Osaka and Karolina Pliskova were the two players in the running to take pole position but Pliskova’s loss in the quarter-finals, and Osaka’s victory, confirmed that the Japanese had done enough to reclaim top spot.

WTA Rankings – As at August, 12

1. Naomi Osaka6417
2. Ashleigh Barty6256
3. Karolina Pliskova6185
4. Simona Halep5223
5. Kiki Bertens5120
6. Petra Kvitova4780
7. Elina Svitolina4577
8. Serena Williams3995
9. Aryna Sabalenka3565
10. Sloane Stephens3189

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