Muguruza celebrates number-one ranking with Nadal

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Garbine Muguruza has celebrated her impending elevation to the world number one spot with a show of patriotism alongside compatriot Rafael Nadal. 

Muguruza will rise to the summit on Monday despite being knocked out of the US Open in the fourth round, and posted a picture on Twitter of her and the men's world number one proudly holding the Spanish flag. 

Alongside the picture, Muguruza tweeted: "Very proud to share such a special moment for our country with @RafaelNadal, the best role model #1s."

This year's Wimbledon champion rises to the top spot after Karolina Pliskova was knocked out in the quarter-finals at Flushing Meadows by Coco Vandeweghe.

It's the first time that Muguruza will have held the top spot, and she said: "I'd never be in this position without the help of my family, my team and my fans and like I said before, it's a dream come true.

"Hopefully I can keep this up as long as possible."