Swiatek Starts 95th Week As World No. 1 In Latest WTA Rankings

Swiatek Starts 95th Week As World No. 1 In Latest WTA Rankings

by Nurein Ahmed

After another dominant fortnight in Indian Wells, Iga Swiatek will leave California with three prizes.

The Polish star takes home a whopping $1,100,000 in prize money, the beautifully sculpted glass awarded to the tournament winner, and the World No. 1 ranking. She starts a 95th week at the top of the standings with a gigantic points total of 10,715.

It is almost a certainty that she will reach the 100-week mark next month, given her massive lead over closest challenger Aryna Sabalenka, whose form has been in sixes and sevens since winning the Australian Open in January.

At this rate, Sabalenka might have to worry about those below her in the rankings instead of catching Swiatek. Coco Gauff continues to show interest in going above her current ranking of No. 3. Elena Rybakina's unfortunate withdrawal from Indian Wells meant that she remains in fourth.

The order between the 5th and 10th is becoming increasingly tight. For now, the order reads Jessica Pegula, Ons Jabeur, Qinwen Zheng, Marketa Vondrousova, Maria Sakkari, and Jelena Ostapenko, and a raft of changes will likely happen after Miami.

Rising star Emma Navarro makes her Top 20 debut after a breakthrough run to the Indian Wells quarterfinals. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova rises to her best rankings post-injury (22nd).

Talented Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk reached her first semifinal at the WTA 1000 level in Indian Wells, which was enough to push her into the Top 30 again and up to a career-high ranking of No. 26.

China's Yue Yuan continues to break new ground. Two weeks ago, she broke the Top 50 after winning her maiden WTA title in Austin, Texas. The 25-year-old backed up that result by reaching the Indian Wells quarterfinals. She climbs 12 spots and enters the Top 40 (37th).

Elisabetta Cocciaretto won the Charleston 125K event this past weekend and is poised to join the Top 50 again (51st). Beaten finalist Diana Shnaider rises to within two spots of her previous best ranking of 60. You can track all the movements by visiting our dedicated WTA rankings page.


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