Swiatek Top Of The World Again, Gauff Attains Top 3 Finish In Latest WTA Rankings

Swiatek Top Of The World Again, Gauff Attains Top 3 Finish In Latest WTA Rankings

by Nurein Ahmed

Iga Swiatek is back on her perch once again after a successful week in Cancun, Mexico, culminating with a Monday final, which she won in devastating fashion.

The Polish star won the WTA Finals for the first time in her career and reclaimed the World No. 1 from Aryna Sabalenka. Swiatek ends the season with 9,295 points, beating the Belarusian to top spot by a mere 245 points in one of the tightest finishes to a WTA season.

19-year-old Coco Gauff will crown her breakthrough year at Grand Slam level with a Top 3 year-end ranking. The American young sensation won her maiden major title at the US Oepn and was a semifinalist at this year's season finale in Cancun.

Elena Rybakina and Jessica Pegula complete the Top 5. Ons Jabeur and Marketa Vondrousova failed to qualify from their group but still finished sixth and seventh in the rankings. Czech players dominate the world's Top 20.

Aside from Vondrousova, there is Karolina Muchova and Barbora Krejcikova who each achieved a Top 10 finish, while two-time Grand Slam winner Petra Kvitova finished 14th. China's Qinwen Zheng puts a capstone to her mesmeric 2023 season with a place in the world's Top 15 for the first time.

Beatriz Haddad Maia won the second tier of the year-end championships in Zhuhai, beating Zheng in the final. The Brazilian climbs to 11th in the latest WTA rankings. It's not her career-best ranking, but this is the lefty's personal-best year-end ranking.

Alycia Parks re-enters the Top 50 after reaching the semifinal of the WTA 125K in Midland last weekend, while the eventual champion of that tournament Anna Kalinskaya rejoins the Top 100 after an injury-ravaged season. The Russian motors 38 places and into the Top 80 (77th).

USA's Emina Bektas lost her unbeaten streak in Midland, but still rose to a career-high mark of No. 82. You can track all the latest changes in the WTA rankings by visiting our dedicated rankings page.


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