(AFP) Maria Sharapova’s former world number one and five-time grand slam champion run to the Italian Open semi-finals has earned her an 11-place jump to 29th in the latest WTA rankings today. charts Elina Svitolina remained at number four despite her successful title defence in Rome.
Beaten finalist Simona Halep retains her number one spot with Caroline Wozniacki in second and Garbine Muguruza in third.
For Sharapova, this latest jump came after her 12-rung climb following her progress to the quarter-finals in Madrid the week before.
The Russian former world number one and five-time Grand Slam champion is hitting her stride just at the right time with the French Open starting next Monday.