Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic maintain lead as world's No. 1 players
Serena Williams maintained her lead at No. 1 in the WTA rankings after her fourth consecutive Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, and now holds a commanding lead over second-ranked Maria Sharapova.
Novak Djokovic’s second straight Wimbledon championship helped him retain his lead in the ATP rankings over No. 2 Roger Federer. Djokovic beat Federer 7-6 (1), 6-7 (10), 6-4, 6-3 in the finals on Sunday to capture his third championship at the All England Club, and preventing Federer's bid at a record eighth title at the tournament.
The rest of the top 10 in the men’s rankings remained the same with Andy Murray ranked third, followed by French Open champion Stan Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori rounding out the top five.
Tomas Berdych, David Ferrer, Milos Raonic, Marin Cilic and Rafael Nadal complete the top 10.
The 33-year-old Williams has won the first three major tournaments, is 39-1 this year, and ranked No. 1 for the 126th straight week.
Sharapova rose two spots to No. 2 after a straight sets semifinal loss to Williams. The 2014 Wimbledon champion, Petra Kvitova, fell three spots to No. 5 after losing in the third round.
Garbine Muguruza, who lost to Williams in the finals, rose 11 spots to No. 9, her first time achieving a top-10 ranking.
Simona Halep, who lost to previously 106th-ranked Jana Cepelova in the first round, is No. 3, followed by Caroline Wozniacki, Kvitova and Ana Ivanovic, who is ranked sixth. Agnieszka Radwanska is up six spots to No. 7, followed by Lucie Safarova, Muguruza, and Carla Suarez Navarro.
The next ranked Americans are Venus Williams at No. 15 and Madison Keys, who rose three spots to No. 18.
- Scooby Axson