Iga Swiatek joined by Anett Kontaveit and Ons Jabeur as big winners in WTA rankings shake-up
Iga Swiatek has had her sheer dominance reflected in the most recent WTA rankings, while Ons Jabeur and Anett Kontaveit will have disappointing Roland Garros campaigns tempered by rankings rises.
With her second Roland Garros crown, world number one Swiatek now sits on 8631 rankings points, nearly double the tally of her next closest challenger.
That challenger is Kontaveit, who moves up from fifth to a new career-high world number two on 4326 ranking points.
The Estonian benefits hugely despite the fact she lost in the first round in the French capital to Ajla Tomljanovic.
Another woman who fell at the first hurdle in Paris was Jabeur.
The Madrid Open champion lost to Poland’s Magda Linette in her opener, but she too has come out a rankings winner.
She moves up two spots from a previous career-high of sixth to breach the WTA top five for the very first time.
The women’s draw at Roland Garros this year was full of upsets early on, with six of the top 10 seeds not making it past the second round.
Now, the WTA top 10 has a mere two Slam champions in its ranks: world number one Swiatek and 10th ranked Garbine Muguruza.
After failing to win her opening round, 2021 Roland Garros champion Barbora Krejcikova has dropped all the way from second to 14th.
Back on positive news, back-to-back Slam quarter-finalist Jessica Pegula climbs from 11th to eighth.
This is the 28-year-old’s first foray into the top 10 and makes her the new US number one, just ahead of Australian Open finalist Danielle Collins in ninth.
Finally, Pegula’s doubles partner in Paris and singles finalist Coco Gauff moves up from 23rd to 13th, two higher than her previous career-best of 15th.
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