Rybakina Debuts New Career-High After Indian Wells Triumph; Swiatek Still 1st

Rybakina Debuts New Career-High After Indian Wells Triumph; Swiatek Still 1st

by Alfredo Bassanelli

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Some players made significant moves in the rankings after the WTA 1000 event in Indian Wells and one of those is the champion Elena Rybakina.

Rybakina claimed the title after beating Aryna Sabalenka in the final and thanks to adding 1000 points to her total, the Kazakh moved to the 7th place in the WTA Rankings. On the other hand, Aryna Sabalenka stayed 2nd but she closed up the gap on the current leader and defending champion at the next event.

Iga Swiatek leads with 9975 points, with a more than 3000-point lead over the second Belarusian. However, in the coming weeks, she'll have a lot of defending to do and her opponents will have a chance to catch up to the Pole, who also revealed she struggled with an injury during her Indian Wells campaign.

Only a few more changes occurred in the Top 10. Jessica Pegula is still third with 5605 points but she's now followed by Caroline Garcia who took the position of Ons Jabeur, who dropped to the fifth.

Teenage prodigy Coco Gauff is still sixth with 4401 points and she's followed by the Indian Wells champion Rybakina. Daria Kasastkina is 8th with a 15-point lead over ninth Belinda Bencic, and Maria Sakkari closes out the Top 10.

Czech players Petra Kvitova and Barbora Krejcikova both closed up on the Top 10 as the Czechs moved up by three places to 12th and 13th. Also, Magda Linette and Donna Vekic entered the Top 10 again, moving to 19th and 20th respectively.

One player that keeps falling is Simona Halep, who is now 25th, as the former world number one still isn't allowed to play due to a failed drug test.


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