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SHARAPOVA MAKES MAJOR MOVE - Leaderboard Update

Roland Garros champ Maria Sharapova is on top of the Road To Singapore leaderboard. How far up did runner-up Simona Halep rise?


Roland Garros had a tremendous impact on the Road To Singapore leaderboard, the biggest storyline being Maria Sharapova rising to the top spot after her epic victory over Simona Halep in the final.

Sharapova went from No.4 to No.1 after capturing her third title of the season and the fifth Grand Slam title of her career.

"It's such an emotional victory for me in my career," Sharapova said. "I have been in many Grand Slam finals, and every one feels very different. I feel like as I get older I appreciate those situations so much more.

"When such an emotional match is over, everything just kind of lets go. You just realize you won another Grand Slam, and Roland Garros at that."

Halep also gave herself a great chance of grabbing one of the eight spots available at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global, as her run to her first Grand Slam final lifted her from fifth to third place and very close to Li Na for second place.

And WTA Rising Star Eugenie Bouchard is rising on the leaderboard too, as after making her second consecutive Grand Slam semifinal, she went from No.13 all the way to No.7.

So, the Top 8 now stands as Sharapova, Li, Halep, Serena Williams, Agnieszka Radwanska, Dominika Cibulkova, Bouchard and Ana Ivanovic, who sits just ahead of fellow Serb Jelena Jankovic and Sara Errani.

A big climber was French Open quarterfinalist Andrea Petkovic, who went from No.23 to No.14. And making an even bigger jump than that was fellow quarterfinalist Svetlana Kuznetsova, who skyrocketed from No.42 to No.23.

As for the doubles leaderboard, Roland Garros runners-up Errani and Roberta Vinci maintained their top spot, champions Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai went from No.5 to No.2. The Top 8 now stands as Errani and Vinci, Hsieh and Peng, Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik, Cara Black and Sania Mirza, Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova, Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears, Anabel Medina Garrigues and Yaroslava Shvedova and Anastasia Rodionova and Alla Kudryavtseva. Going from No.12 to No.9 after a semifinal run were Garbiñe Muguruza and Carla Suárez Navarro.

You can view the full singles leaderboard here and the full doubles leaderboard here.




 

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