The 31-year-old, aiming for his second Grand Slam of the season in New York after his success in the French Open, tops the latest ATP charts released Monday with 7 645 points.
Ostapenko was only a few weeks old when Williams made her Wimbledon debut 20 years ago.
The 29-year-old is also unsure whether she will be fit to play in the Eastbourne event that precedes Wimbledon as she continues to struggle with the left hamstring strain
In only her 18th match in one of the four majors, the 20-year-old Latvian fought back in audacious fashion from a set and 3-0 down to blaze past the experienced Romanian
The 23-year-old Austrian lost 3-6 4-6 0-6 for Nadal to advance into Sunday’s final and move towards a record-breaking 10th title.
It was a repeat of last year’s semi-final match, which the Briton won before going on to lose the final to Novak Djokovic
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the world number one came through 2-6 6-1 7-6 (7-0) 6-1 against the Japanese eighth seed at Roland Garros
The sixth seed is fast becoming one of the best players on the ATP Tour, but he was superb in surging to a 7-6 6-3 6-0 victory over the former world number one
The world No 1 came through an absorbing contest on a sweltering Court Suzanne Lenglen 6-7 (3-7 ) 6-2 6-2 7-6 (7-3)
Her sister, Venus, spilled the beans during a short interview with Eurosport
After serving a suspension for a failed drugs test, Sharapova was unable to gain enough ranking points to gain entry into qualifying for the Major at Roland Garros
The Spaniard is now 15-0 on his favoured surface this year having also picked up his 10th titles in Monte Carlo and Barcelona in recent weeks
The biggest increases have once again come in the early rounds
With double French Open champion Sharapova currently unranked, all eyes will be on the French Tennis Federation next month
Federer has been in sensational form in 2017 and managed to clinch an 18th Grand Slam title by beating rival, Rafael Nadal, in the final of the Australian Open back in January
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that former champion Nadal had not reached the last eight in a major since the 2015 French Open
During a time when she won the French Open in 2008, Ivanovic spent 12 weeks at the top of the WTA rankings and while she struggled to build on that success, she remained one of the most talented players on the circuit
The Spaniard breezed into round three of the competition with a straight-sets win over Facundo Bagnis on Thursday - his landmark 200th Grand Slam win
The 34-year-old took part in the Italian Open recently after seemingly recovering from the troublesome injury, but was beaten in the third round by Dominic Thiem
The 33-year-old becomes the third player - male or female - to win 20 major singles titles.