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Andreescu rises 10 spots to No. 5 in world rankings after US Open victory

Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, kisses the championship trophy after defeating Serena Williams, of the United States, during the women's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in New York. Andreescu began her day Saturday the same way she started every morning during her run to the U.S. Open title. By meditating and visualizing how she could beat her next opponent.
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September 09, 2019 - 8:37 AM

Canada's Bianca Andreescu rose 10 positions to No. 5 in the WTA Tour women's singles world rankings on Monday after winning the U.S. Open title for the first time.

Andreescu defeated Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5 on Saturday to become the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam singles championship.

The 19-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., was seeded 15th at the tournament. Andreescu, who earned US$3.85 million for the victory, finished the 2018 season ranked No. 152 in the world.

Ashleigh Barty of Australia moved up one spot to No. 1 on the new list while Japan's Naomi Osaka fell three positions to No. 4. Ukraine's Elina Svitolina jumped two positions to No. 3.

Williams, who has won 23 career Grand Slam singles titles, fell one spot to No. 9. The rest of the top 10 included No. 6 Simon Halep of Romania (down two positions), No. 7 Petra Kvitova (down one), Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands (down one) and Switzerland's Belinda Bencic (up two).

Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., fell 32 spots to No. 151.

In the men's ATP Tour rankings, Felix Auger-Aliassime of Montreal dropped two positions to No. 21.

Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., fell two spots to No. 24 and Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., held steady at No. 33.

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