Safarova breaks into top ten

Lucie Safarova has claimed seventh position in the WTA rankings as a result of her impressive run to the final of the French Open.

The Czech was previously in 13th place. The 28-year-old was not expecting to be so competitive in Paris and is in no way disappointed with her Grand Slam final loss against world number one, Serena Williams, as she battled her way to the final with a string of solid performances.

"It was an amazing two weeks for me here," a jubilant Safarova told wtatennis.com. 

"I loved every second of it. I had great wins and great fights, and I reached the best result in my career so far. So I'm just really satisfied with the way I fought and played here, and it's something I will take for future tournaments, the confidence that I'm able to be here, I'm able to play Grand Slam finals, and hopefully one day I will get the trophy."

The new seventh seed has said that it is a good thing that there is high expectation on her because it shows that she has been playing well.

She also aims to be consistent in the future and to emulate her form that she showed at Roland Garros.

"I hope it's a nice problem!" admitted the Australian Open doubles champion, who is double partners with American Bethanie Mattek-Sands.

"I'm just enjoying it. I've gotten so many nice messages and support from everyone. I hope to continue like this in future tournaments, and I will do my best to keep playing the tennis I played at Roland Garros. I hope this is just the beginning."

Safarova did not leave Paris empty handed though, as she and Mattek-Sands were crowned winners of the women's doubles tournament at the French Open.

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