Eugenie Bouchard makes Canadian history in tennis rankings
Montreal native Bouchard rises to No. 7, Milos Raonic rises to career-high No. 6
Eugenie Bouchard's run to the Wimbledon women's final has propelled her to No. 7 in the world, making her the highest-ranked Canadian in WTA history.
Despite her lopsided loss to Petra Kvitova of Czechoslovakia over the weekend, the 20-year-old Bouchard jumped six spots from No. 13, moving into the top 10 for the first time in her career in the new rankings released Monday.
The Montreal native is the first player to reach a Grand Slam singles final while competing as a Canadian, and she surpassed CarlingBassett-Seguso for the highest Canadian ranking ever in the WTA.
Kvitova's second Wimbledon title allowed her to improve two places to No. 4.
The top three places did not change, with Serena Williams at No. 1, Li Na at No. 2 and Simona Halep at No. 3.
Raonic improves to No. 6
On the men's side, Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., moved up three spots to a career-high No. 6 after reaching the semifinals at Wimbledon.
Canadian-born Greg Rusedski reached No. 4 in 1997, though by then, he was competing for Great Britain.
Wimbledon doubles champion Vasek Pospisil of Vancouver also made a big jump, surging from No. 94 to No. 33 in the men's doubles rankings after winning the title with American teammate Jack Sock.
Wimbledon men's champion Novak Djokovic replaced Rafael Nadal at No. 1, while runner-up Roger Federer, who beat Raonic in the semifinals, rose one spot to No. 3.
"It means a lot at this stage of my career," said Djokovic, who was last in the top spot nine months ago.
This is his 102nd week atop the men's rankings overall, the eighth most in history.
Andy Murray dropped five spots to No. 10 after losing in the quarter-finals a year after becoming the first British man since 1936 to win Wimbledon.
Federer, who was bidding for a record eighth title at the grass-court major tournament, swapped places with Swiss countryman Stan Wawrinka, the Australian Open champion, who slid to No. 4.
The biggest jump in the top 100 was made by Nick Kyrgios, the 19-year-old Australian who beat Nadal in the fourth round last week. Kyrgios went from 144th to a career-best 66th, a 78-place rise.
With files from The Associated Press