Power Ranking the Top 20 Women's Players After the 2014 French Open

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Power Ranking the Top 20 Women's Players After the 2014 French Open
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Simona Halep and Maria Sharapova pose during the trophy ceremony at the 2014 French Open.

Maria Sharapova's win at the 2014 French Open was expected, especially after Serena Williams lost in the second round. However, the many upsets and upstarts were anything but predictable.

This year's roller-coaster ride at Roland Garros sent rumbles through the WTA Tour. Sharapova's gritty fight to victory, the emerging young stars and resurgent veterans set the tone for an exciting grass-court season to come. 

Results from Roland Garros are just one factor impacting these latest power rankings. A player's grass-court prowess, French Open showing, WTA ranking and year-to-date record all determine where they fall in the power rankings. 

Kristina Mladenovic served up the first major upset when she knocked off No. 2 Li Na. Mladenovic followed the upset with a win over Alison Riske and a gusty three-set performance against Andrea Petkovic.

Mladenovic showed plenty of promise. However, she is ranked outside of the WTA's Top 100. Nothing short of winning the French Open could catapult her into Bleacher Report's top 20. 

Meanwhile, Caroline Wozniacki, who entered the tournament No. 16, fails to register even as an honorable mention. She was bounced from the first round. She has been outperformed by far too many players on their way up. She is also ranked outside the Top 20 on the "Road to Singapore," which tracks points earned this season. 

With Wimbledon mere weeks away, the following are the power rankings for the top women in tennis.

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