Serena Williams climbs 153 spots in WTA rankings to No 28

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Serena Williams climbed 153 spots in the WTA rankings after her runner-up finish at Wimbledon, putting her back in the top 30.

Williams is ranked 28th in the list published on Monday.

The 36-year old athlete was playing her fourth tournament after returning from childbirth and still managed to reach the final before losing to Angelique Kerber of Germany.

Kerber climbed six spots to No. 4, with Simona Halep holding onto the top ranking even after getting knocked out in the third round at the All England Club.

Kevin Anderson climbed into the men's top 5 for the first time after his run to the Wimbledon final put him in fifth place, while champion Novak Djokovic jumped 11 spots to No. 10. Rafael Nadal, who lost to Djokovic in the semifinals, remains No. 1.

(With inputs from agencies)

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