WTA Rankings 16-4-2018: Mertens achieves career-high, Halep stays as No. 1


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WTA Rankings 16-4-2018: Mertens achieves career-high, Halep stays as No. 1

No changes in the top 15 in the new WTA Rankings. Simona Halep is still the world No. 1, she has 1,350 points more than Caroline Wozniacki. The Lugano winner Elise Mertens achieved a career-high at No.

17, and she is also seventh in the Race to Singapore. The Belgian had a terrific start to the year, having reached the Australian Open semifinals as well. Also the Lugano finalist Aryna Sabalenka achieved a career-high, she cracked top 50 and is now 47th.

The Bogota semifinalist Ana Bogdan became world No. 66 for the first time in career, while the event's winner Anna Karolina Schmiedlova earned 48 places to get closer to the top 80 again (currently No. 84). Kristina Mladenovic lost one place to go down to No.

20. Bad week for Marketa Vondrousova, who lost 21 places: the Croatian left the top 70 after losing in the second round in Lugano as defending champion to the eventual winner Mertens. Francesca Schiavone, who didn't defend Bogota title, lost 61 places and is now world No.

157. Here below full top 40:

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