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Swiatek reinforces No.1 spot in WTA rankings
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Swiatek reinforces No.1 spot in WTA rankings

Published by , Monday 06/10/24 13:34

French Open champion Iga Swiatek cemented her place at the top of the women's game with her victory at Roland Garros, reinforcing her position as world No.1 when the WTA released its new rankings on Monday.

The 23-year-old Pole beat Jasmine Paolini in a one-sided final on Saturday to claim a fourth French Open title which now puts her 3,707 points ahead of Coco Gauff, the woman she beat in the semi-finals in Paris.

Apart from a few weeks in autumn 2023 when Aryna Sabalenka took over, Swiatek has been at the top of the rankings since April 2022, a total of 107 weeks.

Gauff's performance, which improved in her quarter-final in 2023, enabled her to leapfrog the Kazakh Aryna Sabalenka who slips to third.

Paolini's run to her first Grand Slam final was good enough to lift her eight places to a career-high seventh while 17-year-old Mirra Andreeva, who fell to the Italian in the semis, jumped 15 places from 38 to 23.

Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia, who reached the semi-finals last year, went down six places to No.20 after going out in the first round this time.

WTA rankings

1. Iga Swiatek (POL) 11695 pts, 2. Coco Gauff (USA) 7988 (+1), 3. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 7788 (-1), 4. Elena Rybakina (KAZ) 5973, 5. Jessica Pegula (USA) 4625, 6. Marketa Vondrousová (CZE) 4503, 7. Jasmine Paolini (ITA) 4068 (+8), 8. Zheng Qinwen (CHN) 4005, 9. Maria Sakkari (GRE) 3980 (-2), 10. Ons Jabeur (TUN) 3748 (-1), 11. Danielle Collins (USA) 3532 (-1), 12. Madison Keys (USA) 3343, 13. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 3318 (-2), 14. Daria Kasatkina (RUS) 3088 (-1), 15. Liudmila Samsonova (RUS) 2640 (+2), 16. Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS) 2360 (-2), 17. Marta Kostyuk (UKR) 2240 (+3), 18. Emma Navarro (USA) 2238 (+6), 19. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 2234 (+2), 20. Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) 2213 (-6)

Source: AFP

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The guy is 27 and this is his first tournament back in 1.5 years. Too soon to say that his best is behind him imo
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