(ANSA) – ROME, AUGUST 23 – Naomi Osaka’s bad moment continues: the Japanese tennis player slips from second to third place in the world ranking of women’s tennis, surpassed by the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka. In first place is confirmed the Australian Barty, winner yesterday of the tournament in Cincinnati, a WTA 1000. A leap forward of five positions for the German Kerber, who rises to 17 / th place and thus returns to the top 20. Among men , in the ATP ranking, the first place of Novak Djokovic is settled; the victory in Cincinnati allows the German Zverev to move up from fifth to fourth place, overtaking Rafa Nadal. Always eighth Matteo Berrettini, best Italian, while Sinner sixteenth loses one position. (HANDLE).