Last Sunday, on the 20th of August in the American city the joint tournament of an elite series has come to its end. For the best tennis players of ATP it was the seventh Masters season. And for women "Western & Southern Open" is the fourth out of five traditional championships of the elite Premier-5 series.
In a decisive match of a women's tournament in Cincinnati the second racket of the world, the Romanian tennis-player Simona Halep and Spaniard Garbiñe Muguruza who was taking the sixth place in tables of ranks in the day of the final match had met with each other.
In this match, except the fact of definition of the winner of a tournament, could happen the next change of the leader of the world ranking. The second racket of the world Simona Halep, in case of her total victory, would receive necessary number of points for climbing the tennis Olympus.
The day before the match Simona has said that she wants to become the first racket of the world... and as a result she has lost to Garbiñe Muguruz, even without any attempts to fight. The Cincinnati-2017 final match lasted only 56 minutes. Usually, for such time bright favorites win over hopeless underdogs. New champion of Wimbledon literally knocked out unfulfilled first racket of the world - 2:0 (6:1, 6:0).
As a result of such terrible Simona’s game, in the new version of WTA rating on the 21st of August Karolína Plíšková has kept the leadership at the top of ranking, and the new champion of Cincinnati Garbiñe Muguruz has moved to the third position:
1. Karolína Plíšková (Czech Republic) - 6 390 points
2. Simona Halep (Romania) - 6 385
3. Garbiñe Muguruz (Spain) – 5 860
4. Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) - 5 650
5. Karolina Woźniacka (Denmark) - 5 350...
This is how the TOP-5 leaders of the world ranking looks like. Undoubtedly, the fight for a title of the first racket of the world will be continued in the Open championship of the USA (US Open) starting on the 28th of August. As we see, now Simona Halep is behind Karolína Plíšková only with five points.
However, telling the truth, after three unsuccessful attempts of the Romanian tennis player to climb the tennis Olympus, and her really terrible Sunday final game, there is now a great doubt in a successful game of Simona in New York. According to experts, further fight for the title will be led by Karolína Plíšková, Garbiñe Muguruz and Elina Svitolina. We will tell our readers about the most interesting matches of the forthcoming New York tournaments in the following announcements and predictions.
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