Naomi Osaka US Open 2021

Naomi Osaka drops out of top 5 as Ashleigh Barty remains top of WTA rankings


Four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka dropped from fifth to eighth in latest WTA rankings, while Ashleigh Barty retained her position at the top of the latest standings.

Former world number one, Simona Halep, dropped a further three places down the rankings to 12 after missing a large chunk of 2021 season due to a calf injury sustained in May.

French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova continues to rise the rankings following a breakthrough in 2021, the Czech climbed to career-high fifth.

Danish star Clara Tauson rose 18 places to 52 after a second career success in Luxembourg yesterday, while 18-year-old US Open champion Emma Raducanu is ranked 22 and will likely be seeded for Australian Open.

WTA rankings as of 20 September:

1. Ashleigh Barty (AUS)

2. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR)

3. Karolina Pliskova (CZE)

4. Elina Svitolina (UKR)

5. Barbora Krejcikova (CZE)

6. Iga Swiatek (POL)

7. Sofia Kenin (USA)

8. Naomi Osaka (JPN)

9. Garbine Muguruza (ESP)

10. Petra Kvitova (CZE)

11. Belinda Bencic (SUI)

12. Maria Sakkari (GRE)

13. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)

14. Simona Halep (ROM)

15. Angelique Kerber (GER)

16. Elena Rybakina (KAZ)

17. Ons Jabeur (TUN)

18. Elise Mertens (BEL)

19. Coco Gauff (USA)

20. Bianca Andreescu (CAN)


22. Emma Raducanu (GBR)

52. Clara Tauson (DEN)

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