Although her return to the court seems uncertain, Ashleigh Barty is nowhere near a new achievement. And it is that the Australian will arrive this Monday to 100 weeks at the top of the ranking.
Since he fell into the US Open against Shelby Rogers, in the third round, Barty has not returned to having activity, however, its previous results support it to remain for the moment as the number one in the world.
This thanks to a phenomenal 2021 in which he accumulates five titles, as well as a lost final. Among these titles is that of Wimbledon, Besides Cincinnati and Miami Masters 1000. The Australian also won a crown in Stuttgart in the month of April, as well as the title obtained in Melbourne at the beginning of the year. Barty fell in the final of the Mutua Madrid Open, this being his only lost ending of the year.
Outside of the ranking score, the Australian took the bronze medal in the mixed doubles category at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, with your partner John Peers, after Novak Djokovic and Nina Stojanovic decided not to play the match.
With his return still in question marks, for now, Barty has a 42-8 record during 2021, a situation that has it almost 2,000 thousand points different from its closest competitor, Aryna Sabalenka.
Upon reaching 100 weeks in this position, Barty will become the eighth tennis player to be on top for the longest time in the It was Open.
This select group of tennis players is led by the German Steffi Graff with 377 weeks at the top of the WTA rankings, a number that for now remains the highest, both in the WTA and the ATP. The second place in this group of players with the most weeks as number one is Martina Navratilova, who held this position for 332 weeks.
Tennis players with more weeks as No.1 WTA
- Steffi Graff: 377 weeks
- Martina Navratilova: 332 weeks
- Serena Williams: 319 weeks
- Chris Evert: 260 weeks
- Martina Hingis: 209 weeks
- Monica Seles: 178 weeks
- JUstine Henin: 117 weeks
- Margaret Court: 156 weeks
- Ashleigh Barty: 100 weeks