Çağla Büyükakçay ranks 77th in world's top 100

DAILY SABAH WITH WIRES
ISTANBUL
Published 07.06.2016 20:28
Updated 08.06.2016 00:22

Çağla Büyükakçay, who was the first Turkish female tennis player in the Open era to reach the second round of a Grand Slam, has set her career record-high by ranking 77th in the world's top 100.

The 26-year-old Turkish player rose six places in the list. Other Turkish players Marsel İlhan are ranked 180th and İpek Soylu 167th. Meanwhile, Serena Williams may have been second best at the French Open on Saturday but the American has moved ahead of Maria Sharapova to top the women's earnings list in sports, according to Forbes Magazine.

Williams ended the Russian's 11-year reign as the world number one women's money earner in sports by hauling in $28.9 million in combined prize money and off-court earnings over the past 12 months, the magazine said. Sharapova, who lost some sponsorship money after announcing she had tested positive for the recently banned substance meldonium at the Australian Open in January and is provisionally suspended, holds second spot at $21.9 million.

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