Barty, Pliskova & Bertens Round Out Star Studded WTA Top 5 Following Paris



Kiki Bertens | World No. 4
In perhaps one of the most impressive off-season moves, Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands joined FILA in January of 2019, following a career-year for the 27-year-old. After starting her 2018 campaign ranked No. 31, Bertens enjoyed a steady rise highlighted by three championship victories; Charleston, Seoul and Cincinnati - the first Premier Mandatory title of her career. Bertens finished 2018 by making her Top 10 debut, finishing No. 9 in the world and making an appearance at the WTA Finals Singapore for the first time.

Showing no signs of slowing down and that her Top 10 appearance was no fluke, Bertens, like Pliskova, has shown her outstanding consistency and ability to compete at a high-level week after week. Bertens has two titles thus far in 2019: St. Petersburg and Madrid – where Bertens knocked off three consecutive Top 10 challengers to claim her second Premier Mandatory title. Semifinal appearances at Sydney, Stuttgart and Rome; in addition to her first fourth round appearance at Indian Wells, have led Bertens to her first Top 5 appearance.

Shifting away from her best surface (clay), Bertens will look to further shake up the WTA rankings and build on a quarterfinal appearance at last year’s Wimbledon Championships.
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