Untouchable Swiatek Dominates Latest WTA Rankings Despite Grass Swing Absence

Untouchable Swiatek Dominates Latest WTA Rankings Despite Grass Swing Absence

by Nurein Ahmed

Iga Swiatek is one of the biggest winners of this year's grass-court swing, and she hasn't even lifted her racket.

The WTA rankings can attest to that statement after the Pole's lead at the top has only been bridged marginally. Swiatek's 11695 points are the most by a WTA player since Serena Williams in 2015.

The World No. 1 withdrew from last week's star-studded Berlin Open, but none of her closest rivals seized the momentum. Coco Gauff, in the second spot, lost in the semifinal of the same tournament. Her gap to Swiatek is 3567 points.

Aryna Sabalenka (third) retired in the quarterfinal because of a shoulder injury, although she has clear daylight over Elena Rybakina (fourth), who was also forced to retire in the German capital because of abdominal pain.

Jessica Pegula returned to the winner's podium last weekend. The experienced American captured her first WTA title of 2024 in Berlin to solidify her fifth spot. Marketa Vondrousova, who retired hurt at the WTA 500 event, stayed in sixth.

The rest of the Top 10 also remained unchanged; therefore, Jasmine Paolini, Qinwen Zheng, Maria Sakkari, and Ons Jabeur complete the elite group.

Anna Kalinskaya reached the Top 20 for the first time. Despite spurning five match points in the Berlin final, the 25-year-old Russian celebrates a new career high of World No. 17.

Yulia Putintseva was the second winner of the previous weekend. The fiery and energetic Kazakhstani climbed seven places to 34th after bagging her first WTA title on grass in Birmingham. Donna Vekic, meanwhile, cascaded ten spots to 49th after her Berlin runner-up points came off.

Caroline Dolehide is on the verge of returning to the Top 50. The 25-year-old American reached her first quarterfinal of the season in Birmingham and rose to 52nd.

Anna Bondar has cracked the Top 100 once again, thanks to her W75 Olomouc ITF title success last weekend. She is the top-ranked Hungarian woman in the rankings. Be sure to check the rest of the changes on our dedicated WTA Rankings page.


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