Swiatek Begins 108th Week As World No. 1 In Latest WTA Rankings

Swiatek Begins 108th Week As World No. 1 In Latest WTA Rankings

by Nurein Ahmed

Iga Swiatek is only 23, but her status as an all-time great is unquestionable as she draws closer to eclipsing some top names for most weeks at No. 1.

The Pole is celebrating her 108th week at the top of the WTA rankings, which puts her in the elite category of the Top 10. Swiatek needs ten more weeks to surpass Justine Henin for the ninth spot in the list for most weeks at No. 1 by WTA players.

With 11695 points, the highest tally on the women's circuit since 2015, she seems uncatchable. Second-placed Coco Gauff is in the distance with 7988 points. Aryna Sabalenka remains in third as most of the WTA's elite coterie took a week off after Roland Garros.

Jessica Pegla could not make significant progress in her bid to re-enter the top four after losing to Aleksandra Krunic in the round of 16 in Den Bosch. Therefore, Elena Rybakina will keep her near 1500-point gap over the American.

Marketa Vondrousova stayed in sixth after Pegula applied for a special exemption during her injury hiatus. Ons Jabeur retained her Top 10 spot despite losing in the Nottingham quarterfinals.

The Tunisian is defending plenty of points this summer and must produce some great results to prevent a rankings slide. Danielle Collins, Madison Keys, and Jelena Ostapenko will all look to re-enter the Top 10 in the coming weeks.

Marta Kostyuk and Emma Navarro celebrate new career highs of 16th and 17th, respectively. New Libema Open champion Liudmila Samsonova will remain World No. 15.

Katie Boulter successfully defended the Nottingham Open title at the weekend after winning two matches on Sunday. She is still firmly the British number one player on the WTA Tour (ranked 31st), the same ranking as the new British men's No. 1 Jack Draper.

Karolina Pliskova was the losing finalist in Nottingham but will see a massive rankings boost of eight places to 42nd. She can still push for a late seeding place for Wimbledon next week.

One of the players who played well above her level in the first week of the grass-court season is Diane Parry. The French one-hander is up to 53rd after a run to the Nottingham semifinals.

Canada's Bianca Andreescu rose 65 places to rejoin the Top 200 (163rd). The 2019 US Open champion was playing in her second tournament of the season at the Libema Open and finished as runner-up. You can track the rest of the WTA players by checking our dedicated rankings page.


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