Swiatek widens the gap in the lead

Swiatek widens the gap in the lead
Swiatek widens the gap in the lead

Marie Mahé, Media365, published on Monday May 20, 2024 at 10:40 a.m.

This Monday, the publication of the new WTA ranking shows that the Polish Iga Swiatek, titled in Rome, is widening the gap at the top even further.

Iga Swiatek alone in the world. This Monday, the publication of the new WTA ranking shows that the Pole has more than ever consolidated her place as world number 1. This Saturday, Swiatek won the WTA 1000 tournament in Rome, on clay, two weeks after winning the one in Madrid. Her first pursuer, namely the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, is now a little more than 3550 points behind her. In the final in Rome on Saturday, Sabalenka was swept away by Swiatek in two short sets (6-2, 6-3). A real gap therefore exists between Swiatek and all of her pursuers, in terms of this world ranking. The podium remains occupied by the American Coco Gauff. After this WTA 1000 tournament in Rome, only one change is to be noted in the world top 10.

Garcia remains in the top 30

The Greek Maria Sakkari gains one position and finds herself seventh, in place of the Chinese Qinwen Zheng, who slips one position to now find herself eighth. In the top 20, Danielle Collins made the best progress, thanks to her semi-final reached on the side of Rome but lost against the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka. The American gained three places and now finds herself 12th. On the French side, four of them are progressing. The most significant progression concerns Varvara Gracheva, who rises to 82nd place, thanks to a gain of 6 places. For her part, Océane Dodin wins three to find herself 73rd. Finally, Caroline Garcia, who remains the best Frenchwoman, and Clara Burel progressed one place, and find themselves 23rd and 43rd.

TENNIS / WTA RANKING
Ranking as of Monday May 20, 2024
1- Iga Swiatek (POL) 11,695 points
2- Aryna Sabalenka (BIE) 8,138
3- Coco Gauff (USA) 7,638
4- Elena Rybakina (KAZ) 5,673
5- Jessica Pegula (USA) 4,550
6- Marketa Vondrousova (RTC) 4,035
7- Maria Sakkari (GRE) 3,980 (+1)
8- Qinwen Zheng (CHN) 3,945 (-1)
9- Ons Jabeur (TUN) 3,748
10- Jelena Ostapenko (LET) 3,318

23- Caroline Garcia (FRA) 2,068 (+1)
43- Clara Burel (FRA) 1,290 (+1)
61- Diane Parry (FRA) 1,036 (-12)
73- Océane Dodin (FRA) 919 (+3)
82- Varvara Gracheva (FRA) 850 (+6)

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