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Sports - October 9, 2018

WTA: Naomi Osaka claims fourth place

Naomi Osaka.

Naomi Osaka rose to fourth place in the latest WTA rankings from sixth position on 4,770 points.

According to a release on Monday the Japan’s US Open champion rose on the strength of her outstanding form in recent weeks.

Romania’s Simona Halep tops the table ahead of second-placed Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark with Germany’s Angelique Kerber holding onto third place.

Osaka, aged 20, who reached the semi-finals of the China Open last week, is closing in on Kerber, who has 5,400 points.

The rising Japanese star become only the second Asian woman to win a Grand Slam singles title with last month’s stunning win over Serena Williams in the US Open final.

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