Muguruza moves up

PARIS: Spain’s Garbine Muguruza rose to a career-high fourth in the WTA tennis rankings published on Monday, following her victory at the China Open on Sunday.

Muguruza, 22, beat Switzerland’s Timea Bacsinszky 7-5, 6-4 in Beijing to collect her second career title, a week after retiring from the Wuhan Open final due to exhaustion. The Spaniard is just one point behind world No 3 Maria Sharapova, who withdrew from the China Open with a left forearm injury.

Bacsinszky also cracked the top 10 for the first time as she jumped up seven places from 17th, while Agnieszka Radwanska climbed two spots to sixth following her run to the last four in the Chinese capital.