Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit climbed to a career-high sixth in the WTA rankings released on Monday a day after her victory in St. Petersburg.
Australian Ashleigh Barty continues to dominate the women’s tennis rankings ahead of Belarus Aryna Sabalenka, with no change in the top five positions.
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Kontaveit claimed her sixth career title on Sunday with a gruelling 5-7, 7-6 (7/4), 7-5 victory over top seeded Maria Sakkari in the St. Petersburg final.
Victory allowed 26-year-old Kontaveit to become just the sixth woman since 1990 to win 20 straight indoor matches.
Of her six titles, five have come in the last seven months.