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Coco Gauff, Sam Querrey and Alison Riske Among Americans to Soar in Post-Wimbledon Rankings

The newly released rankings after the third Grand Slam of the year show notable jumps for many American players, including a climb of over 150 spots for teenage sensation Coco Gauff

Fifteen-year-old Coco Gauff has moved inside the top 150 of the women's singles rankings after headlining the 2019 Championships Wimbledon with her dream debut run to the fourth round.

The youngest player to reach the second week of Wimbledon in 28 years, Gauff captured the world’s attention with her first round win over Venus Williams. She backed up the straight sets win over her idol with victories against 2017 semifinalist Magdalena Rybarikova and Polona Hercog. Now, the Delray Beach native sits inside the top 150 at No. 141, up from No. 313.

A number of other Americans posted breakout performances.

Her first time in the second week of Wimbledon since 2013, Alison Riske moves to No. 37 after notable wins No. 1 Ashleigh Barty, Belinda Bencic and Donna Vekic. The 29-year-old lost to compatriot Williams in the quarterfinal and becomes the first player in the Open Era to play five three set matches in the first five rounds. 

Lauren Davis was another surprise of the tournament, having saved a match point in the first round of qualifying and later losing in the third round of qualifying to Kristie Ahn. A week later, she became the first lucky loser, a player who earns entry to a main draw when another player withdraws, to defeat a Grand Slam defending champion when she upset Angelique Kerber in the second round. The Ohio native moves up 24 spots to No.71 in the world.

American Sam Querrey, who advanced to his third Wimbledon quarterfinal in four years, upset then-No.5 Dominic Thiem in the first round. The last American man standing in the men's singles draw, his run at the Championships ended with a straight sets quarterfinal loss to Nadal.

Five-time Wimbledon champion Djokovic remains the top player in the world. Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer sit at No.2 and No.3, respectively, with just 485 points separating the pair.

After hoisting her first Wimbledon trophy, Halep moves back inside of the top five to No.4, while Serena Williams shifts up to No.9, her highest ranking since going on maternity leave.

See the complete list of the men’s and women’s singles rankings.

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