Simona Halep still leads the WTA Rankings ahead of Montreal and Cincinnati events. The Romanian player has 851 points more than the world No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki, followed by Sloane Stephens and Angelique Kerber. The Spaniard Garbine Muguruza is No.
7, but she could lose other spots if she doesn't go far in Cincinnati, having won last year's title in the final over the Romanian. The only change in the top 15 features Daria Kasatkina overcoming Madison Keys at the 12th place.
Mihaela Buzarnescu cracked top 20 for the first time in her career after winning San Jose title, Anastasja Sevastova is No. 19 as she earned one place too. Coco Vandeweghe withdrew from San Jose and she didn't defend last year's final.
That's why the American dropped five places, going to No. 24. The San Jose finalist Maria Sakkari got closer to the top 30, she earned 18 places. The San Jose semifinalist Danielle Collins cracked top 40, and it's still a good week also for Donna Vekic, world No.
37 (+7) despite having wasted four match points against Svetlana Kuznetsova in the Washington final. Just Kuznetsova, who is back to compete in March this year after a wrist injury, earned 41 places to get back in the top 90.
Victoria Azarenka is in the top 100, at No. 95 (+13) as result of her San Jose quarter-finals. Serena Williams stays as No. 26, the American is set to make her comeback in Cincinnati. Here below full top 30 rankings, many expectations are set on Maria Sharapova who plays first match since Wimbledon at the Montreal's Rogers Cup.