WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Simona Halep’s Wimbledon championship has lifted her from No. 7 to No. 4 in the WTA rankings, and runner-up Serena Williams moved up to No. 9, her best placing since returning to the tour last season after having a baby.
Coco Gauff’s magical run from a wild-card entry in qualifying all the way to the fourth round at the All England Club allowed her to move into the WTA’s top 150 on Monday.
The 15-year-old American rises to No. 141 from No. 313.
Another big jump came from Barbora Strycova. The 33-year-old became the oldest first-time Grand Slam semifinalist in the professional era before losing to Williams and moved up 22 places to No. 32. Strycova is No. 1 in the doubles rankings after winning that event at…