Iga Swiatek retains No 1 spot on WTA rankings as Anett Kontaveit moves to third
US and French Open champion Swiatek has almost twice as many points as the second-placed Ons Jabeur while Kontaveit switched spots with Spain's Paula Badosa
Paris: Pole Iga Swiatek retained her comfortable advantage as world number one as Anett Kontaveit moved to third thanks to a runners-up up finish last weekend, the WTA announced on Monday.
US Open champion Swiatek, 21, will feature for the first time since this month’s Grand Slam win at Flushing Meadows by playing at Ostrava this week.
Swiatek has also clinched the French Open this year and still has almost double the points as Tunisian Ons Jabeur, who she beat in the final in New York, in second.
Estonian Kontaveit switches positions with Spaniard Paula Badosa despite losing Sunday’s Tallinn Open final.
Russian Veronika Kudermetova, who is banned from competing under the name and flag of her country after the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine, climbs to a career-best 12th spot despite not playing since 24 September.
Mayar Sherif jumps from 74th to 49th after becoming the first woman from Egypt to claim a WTA Tour title with victory in Parma on Saturday.
Sherif overcame Greek Maria Sakkari, who retains her sixth place.
The season-ending WTA Finals will be held between 31 October-7 November in Texas with the top eight players qualifying.
As well as the tournament in the Czech Republic there is an event in Monastir, Tunisia, this week.
1. Iga Swiatek (POL) 10,180 pts
2. Ons Jabeur (TUN) 4,885
3. Anett Kontaveit (EST) 4,010
4. Paula Badosa (ESP) 3,934
5. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 3,470
6. Jessica Pegula (USA) 3,447
7. Maria Sakkari (GRE) 3,355
8. Cori Gauff (USA) 3,047
9. Simona Halep (ROM) 3,025
10. Caroline Garcia (FRA) 2,930
11. Daria Kasatkina (RUS) 2,895
12. Veronika Kudermetova (RUS) 2,561
13. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 2,406
14. Belinda Bencic (SUI) 2,305
15. Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) 2,295
16. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 2,271
17. Madison Keys (USA) 2,248
18. Danielle Collins (USA) 2,177
19. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 2,061
20. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 2,003
Pliskova, who has won 16 career singles titles, hired Bajin in November 2020 and the 38-year-old German coach helped her to the 2021 Wimbledon finals.
Canada won their first Davis Cup title by beating Australia 2-0 in Malaga.
Victory for Italy set-up a semi-final clash on Saturday against Canada who also triumphed in the deciding doubles of their last-eight tie against Germany to win 2-1.