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Rankings Report: Roland Garros Standouts Reap Rewards



Just days after becoming the first Latvian man to play in the semifinals of a Grand Slam tournament, Ernests Gulbis becomes the first man from his country to feature in the top 10 of the ATP rankings. After upsetting Roger Federer and Tomas Berdych en route to the semifinals, Gulbis rises seven places to No. 10 for his top 10 debut. Fellow showman Gael Monfils makes his return to the wold's top 20, at No. 20, behind a quarterfinal showing at his home slam.

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Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, first-round conquerer of Stan Wawrinka at Roland Garros, also reaps the benefits of a second-week showing in this week's rankings. The Spaniard rises 10 spots to No. 31, and is not far off of his career-high ranking of No. 23. American Donald Young, who upset Feliciano Lopez en route to his best career showing at Roland Garros, also rises 14 places in the rankings to No. 65. 

On the women's side, players who had a breakthrough fortnight will all see the results of their hard work. Leading the players who featured at the business end of the tournament, runner-up Simona Halep rises just one spot, but is now No. 3 in the world. Eugenie Bouchard, the only woman to play in the semifinals of both Grand Slams this season, sets a new career-high of No. 12 on the back of a thrilling match with Maria Sharapova in Paris. Garbine Muguruza, conquerer of Serena Williams, rises eight places and makes her top 30 debut at No. 27.

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Kiki Bertens is the biggest mover of the week in the WTA rankings, as she skyrockets from No. 148 to No. 89. The Dutchwoman was ranked in the world's top 50 around this time last year, and was forced to rebuild her career following ankle surgery. She qualified for Roland Garros without the loss of a set, and made it all the way to the fourth round before losing a tough three-setter to Andrea Petkovic. Fellow Cinderella story Pauline Parmentier also reaps the rewards of a fourth round showing, as she rises over 50 places from No. 145 to No. 94.


Not all the winning last week came on clay. On the back of an ITF title on the grass courts of Nottingham, Kristyna Pliskova returns to the top 100 this week. She joins her twin, Karolina, in the world's elite as the first set of twins ever to be ranked in the WTA's top 100.

Spare a thought for Maria Kirilenko, who drops 42 spots this week to No. 86. It's been a rough 2014 for the Russian, who was off the tour until April with a recurring knee injury. She also struggled with a wrist problem in a first round loss to Johanna Larsson at Roland Garros and was unable to defend even some of her quarterfinal points. 

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