Swiatek Continues World No. 1 Dominance As Collins Re-Enters Top 30 Latest WTA Rankings

Swiatek Continues World No. 1 Dominance As Collins Re-Enters Top 30 Latest WTA Rankings

by Nurein Ahmed

Despite her unsuccessful attempt to emulate Steffi Graf—the only woman to win the Sunshine Double multiple times—Iga Swiatek strengthened her grip on the World No. 1 ranking.

The Pole was in a position to gain points in the past fortnight because she was absent from Miami last season. Swiatek only reached the round of 16, where she was overpowered by Ekaterina Alexandrova.

But because her closest rival, Aryna Sabalenka, suffered an even bigger shock by losing to Anhelina Kalinina at the same stage of the tournament, the 22-year-old has built a healthy lead that is nearing the 3000-point mark.

Additionally, Swiatek now has a clear road to reaching 100 weeks as No. 1, surpassing Lindsay Davenport for the ninth spot in the all-time list. The rest of the Top 5 remains as it was two weeks ago, with Coco Gauff in third, Elena Rybakina in fourth, and Jessica Pegula in fifth.

Maria Sakkari rises two spots into 7th at the expense of Qinwen Zheng. There are no new entrants into the Top 10 after the conclusion of the Miami Open. The biggest mover in the Top 100 is Danielle Collins.

The big-hitting American stunned Rybakina to capture her maiden WTA 1000 in Miami. Collins, who started the tournament outside the Top 50, is now ranked 22nd—her best ranking in over a year.

Victoria Azarenka climbed into the Top 30 (26th) after reaching the Miami semifinal. The woman she beat to get there was Yulia Putintseva, who is on the doorstep of a Top 50 return. The fiery Kazakh impressed in the spring hard court season and is now the World No. 52.

Petra Kvitova's expected rankings slide is now in effect. The Czech lefty announced her pregnancy at the start of the season and dropped 1000 points from Miami for winning the tournament last year. The 34-year-old drops to her lowest ranking in 14 years (60th).

Another player on maternity leave is Belinda Bencic, who is outside the Top 60 (62nd). Martina Trevisan cascaded to 81st in the new rankings, and the tour could have a new Top 100 debutant in the next few weeks.

Spain's Jéssica Bouzas Maneiro captured her biggest title at the Antalya 125K. The talented 21-year-old vaults to a new career-high ranking of No. 104. You can visit our dedicated rakings page to follow all player movements from the past fortnight.


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