Halep basks in WTA rankings lead glory

Sloane Stephens qualifies for WTA Finals & Caroline Garcia wins Tianjin Open

Spain's Rafael Nadal continues to remain at the top in the men's singles ranking while Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina and Germany's Alexander Zverev are placed at number three and five, respectively. So to be up there means a lot and gives me confidence that I was able to do something huge in tennis.

Following Miami, Stephens broke into the WTA Top 10 for the first time in her career and after Roland Garros, she cracked the Top 5, climbing to a career-high ranking of No.3 on July 16, 2018.

"Finishing the season as the world No. 1 a year ago was a huge honour for me", Halep said in a WTA news release. But she announced at the start of this month she'd had a MRI exam after retiring from her China Open first-round match and the herniated disk problem was found.

"Finishing the season as the WTA world number one previous year was a huge honour for me", said Halep.

"I'm looking forward to. competing against the best players of the season".

"I haven't practiced 100 percent yet but today, tomorrow, I will do close to 100 and I will be able to know better the next day", she continued.

Hence, as a result, Stephens has managed to qualify for her maiden WTA Finals appearance through a series of excellent results. "I've been anxious every day because every morning I was waiting to see how I felt when I woke up", she said.

She displayed some high-level tennis at the Rogers Cup too, rattling off consecutive straight-sets wins to reach the final but once again fell to nemesis Halep in a high-quality final which lasted a marathon.



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