Swiatek Keeps Lead Intact Atop Of WTA Rankings As Sabalenka & Gauff Battle For No. 2

Swiatek Keeps Lead Intact Atop Of WTA Rankings As Sabalenka & Gauff Battle For No. 2

by Nurein Ahmed

Iga Swiatek is uncatchable at the summit of women's tennis and has added another week at No. 1 in the latest WTA rankings.

As the 2024 Roland Garros gets underway, Swiatek will begin her title defense, knowing full well she is not under pressure to remain at the top. She has recorded the highest points tally (11695) by a WTA player since Serena Williams in 2015.

One of the most intriguing storylines that could unfold at the French Open is a potential new World No. 2. Aryna Sabalenka's spot is in jeopardy because Coco Gauff is hot on her heels.

Just 500 points separate the winners of the last two Grand Slams on the women's circuit, and Sabalenka must outperform the young American to stay in the top two.

Elena Rybakina, like Swiatek, is assured of not cascading in the rankings. The big-serving Kazakhstani woman is fourth and could rise as high as second if she wins the title and gets a slice of luck that sees Sabalenka and Gauff exit the tournament in the early rounds.

There is a major change in the Top 10. Danielle Collins (10th) has made it three American women in that elite group. She reached her third final of an astonishing farewell season in Strasbourg (lost to Madison Keys). It's the second time she has broken the world's Top 10.

That means Jelena Ostapenko drops to 11th and Daria Kasatkina to 14th. Keys, meanwhile, soars four places to 12th and could re-enter the Top 10 after Roland Garros.

Elina Svitolina is the top-ranked Ukrainian, although there is a bridgeable gap between herself and Marta Kostyuk. Anhelina Kalinina (Strasbourg semifinalist) and Magdalena Frech (last 16 in Strasbourg) are back in the Top 50.

Egypt's Mayar Sherif vaulted 13 spots (53rd) and stands on the verge of a Top 50 return. She was a runner-up at the WTA 250 in Rabat. The champion in Morroco's capital, Peyton Stearns, rises 19 places to 62nd. It was the American's first WTA title.

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