US Open champion Emma Raducanu has moved into the top 20 of the world rankings for the first time.

RACQUET REVIEW | Emma Raducanu – the first ever qualifier to win a tennis Grand Slam

The 18-year-old, who is ranked 20th after reaching the quarter-finals of the Transylvania Open in October, became the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam when she triumphed in New York in September.

The Brit is competing as the top seed at this week’s the Linz Open in Austria.

Australia’s Ashleigh Barty, who won Wimbledon this year, remains number one in the rankings.

WTA rankings (top 20):

1. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 7582 pts

2. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 6130

3. Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) 4708

4. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 4510

5. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 4310

6. Maria Sakkari (GRE) 3760

7. Ons Jabeur (TUN) 3455

8. Anett Kontaveit (EST) 3396

9. Iga Swiatek (POL) 3286 (+1)

10. Paula Badosa (ESP) 3224 (+1)

11. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 3076 (+1)

12. Sofia Kenin (USA) 2971 (+3)

13. Naomi Osaka (JPN) 2956

14. Elena Rybakina (KAZ) 2855 (+2)

15. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 2726 (-1)

16. Elise Mertens (BEL) 2690 (+2)

17. Angelique Kerber (GER) 2671 (-8)

18. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 2660 (+1)

19. Jessica Pegula (USA) 2650 (+1)

20. Emma Raducanu (GBR) 2627 (+1)

Picture: Emma Raducanu – WTA Linz/Twitter