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LONDON (Reuters) – Beatriz Haddad Maia became the first Brazilian woman to reach the top 10 of the WTA rankings on Monday following her dream run to the semi-finals of the French Open.

The 27-yaer-old beat Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur in the last eight in Paris to become the first Brazilian woman in 55 years to reach a Grand Slam semi-final.

She was eventually beaten by eventual champion Iga Swiatek.

Haddad Maia will take a ranking of 10 into the grasscourt season in which she impressed last year and will feature in this week’s Nottingham Open as build-up to Wimbledon begins.

(Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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