Japan’s Naomi Osaka returned to the top spot at the WTA rankings, which were released on Monday. Also Read - International Flights: Nepal to Resume Services From Tomorrow, Domestic Flights From July 1

Despite making a quarterfinal exit from the Rogers Cup on Friday, Osaka replaced Ashleigh Barty of Australia at the top of the women’s world rankings for the week of August 12, ending the Australian’s eight-week reign as number one, reports Xinhua news agency. Also Read - Japan's Giant Buddhist Goddess Gets 35kg Face Mask to Pray For End of COVID-19

Osaka held the top spot for 18 consecutive weeks since winning her second major at the Australian Open in January, after becoming the first player from Asia to set the pace at the WTA rankings. Also Read - G7 Summit Updates: PM Modi to Address 2 Crucial Sessions Tomorrow