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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Monday August 22, 2022

Caroline Garcia is back inside the ATP’s Top-20 after a brilliant run to the Cincinnati title.

The Lyon, France native, a former World No.4, returns to the Top-20 for the first time in over three years as she rises from 35 to 18 in the WTA’s rankings for August 22, 2022.

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That’s Garcia’s highest ranking since October of 18. She has won 26 of 30 matches since June, and will head to the US Open as a seed and a bona fide title contender.

The Frenchwoman is joined by Madison Keys in the Top-20 this week. Keys, who reached the semifinals at Cincinnati, rises four spots from 24 to take her place in the Top-20 for the first time since March of 2021.

Petra Kvitova, up seven spots from 28 to 21 after reaching the final in Cincinnati, is also on the rise and considered a potential threat to make a run at the US Open, which will begin main draw play on Monday August 29.

Other Big Movers

Angelique Kerber -20 from 32 to 52
Zhang Shuai +9 from 44 to 35
Naomi Osaka -5 from 39 to 44
Clara Tauso -11 from 48 to 59
Kamilla Rakhimova +18 from 108 to 90
Arantxa Rus -11 from 85 to 96

Race to WTA Finals Standings

Swiatek 7560
Jabeur 3196
Pegula 2802
Halep 2651
Gauff 2553
Kasatkina 2543
Sakkari 2289
Badosa 2195
Garcia 2117
Sabalenka 2092