Swiatek Significantly Increases Gap To Sabalenka In Latest WTA Rankings

Swiatek Significantly Increases Gap To Sabalenka In Latest WTA Rankings

by Nurein Ahmed

Iga Swiatek's dominance at the top of the WTA rankings shows no signs of abating after another fabulous fortnight at the Italian Open.

Swiatek clinched her third title in Rome by beating Aryna Sabalenka in a second straight final at WTA 1000 level. The Pole increased her points tally to 11,695, which is 3557 more than Sabalenka's total.

In the unlikely scenario that she doesn't defend her Roland Garros crown, she will still remain World No. 1. Coco Gauff will stay in third place, while Elena Rybakina, who missed her title defense at the Eternal City, will remain in fourth.

Jessica Pegula's presence in the top five will likely come to an end after the French Open. The American is a major doubt to play in Paris, so Marketa Vondrousova, Maria Sakkari, and Qinwen Zheng are in pole position to unseat her.

Danielle Collins' farewell season keeps getting better and better. The hard-hitting American climbed three places to 12th, which is five spots away from her career-best ranking of No. 7.

Veronika Kudermetova dropped out of the Top 30, but she's secured a Top 32 seeding for Roland Garros. Yulia Putintseva has not, although she has re-entered the Top 40 (37th).

Diana Shnaider broke the Top 50 for the first time (47th) after beating Emma Navarro to the title at the WTA 125 Trophee Clarins last weekend. It's her second title of the season.

Another champion at the WTA 125 level this past weekend was Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, who won in Parma. She soared 15 places (53rd) and is now on the cusp of rejoining the Top 50.

Ukraine's Anhelina Kalinina dropped out of the Top 50 after failing to defend runner-up points in Rome. Moyuka Uchijima is now the highest-ranked Japanese woman in the WTA rankings at No. 80. The 22-year-old won three successive ITF titles in May, including two W100s.

Brenda Fruhvirtova moved back into the Top 100, making it two 17-year-olds in that club (along with Mirra Andreeva). Be sure to check the latest changes in the WTA rankings by visiting our dedicated rankings page.


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