The women’s tennis season is coming to an end and it is appropriate to do an exhaustive review of the WTA ranking that remains after almost eleven months of frenetic activity. Iga Swiatek has recovered in extremis the top of a classification full in its noble zone of surprises and meteoric and exciting eruptions.
We will never forget this campaign. The women’s circuit has experienced a wave of emotions that seems almost impossible to synthesize and that has brought about a ranking WTA more than interesting. The hegemony of Every Swiatek It has been much more discussed in a season in which there have been four different Grand Slam champions. Cori Gauff definitively broke molds by becoming champion in New York and that allows her to have assaulted the top-3, while Marketa Vondrousova It made a big splash in London and has burst into the top ten. Aryna Sabalenkhas been deprived of finishing at the top, but has had a glorious year that makes her the main opponent of a legend in the making, such as the Polish one.
An increasingly regular and reliable top-10
If something has been blamed on women’s tennis on numerous occasions in recent years, it is the inconsistency of many of its references. That has been changing and in 2023 it has become clear that there is a good group of tennis players with enough packaging to remain in the elite. Elena Rybakina and Ons Jabeur They have not had as good campaigns as in 2022, but they remain among the best in the world, while Maria Sakkari and Barbora Krejcikova They weathered a year of too many ups and downs with outstanding performances at some event. The expected meteoric eruptions of Karolina Muchova and Marketa Vondrousova has been great news, while American tennis continues to represent well with Cori Gauff and the always consistent Jessica Pegula.
But what can make the circuit even greater in the near future is the intimate rivalry that has begun to develop between Swiatek and Sabalenka. The Pole has recovered the lost ground by being crowned Master and recovering the world number 1, but she gives the impression that both will be fighting for that privilege for a long time, and another tennis player may join this exciting struggle. Contrasting personalities and styles that can give rise to a media boom in a circuit mistreated by the incompetence of those who run it.
Lights and shadows in the second line
One of the tennis players who has had a most disappointing season is Caroline Garcia, who has gone from being a Master to closing the top-20. The exponential growth of Beatriz Haddad-Maiawhich has come close to finishing in the top 10, a select club to which it seems predestined Qinwen Zheng, who has continued to take steps in her progression and showing that she is one of the tennis players with the greatest potential in tennis today. Another of the most unexpected things that needs to be celebrated is the return to a high level of Jelena Ostapenkowhich has one of its best seasons in years, finishing 13th in the world.
Illusionary returns and irruptions of precocious talents
See again compete at the highest level Elina Svitolina has been a blessing for world tennis, with the Ukrainian finishing in 25th place. The cases of Sofia Kenin and Leylah Fernandez, capable of overcoming very notable negative spirals and finishing as 34 and 36 in the world, respectively. Among the juvenile hatchings we must highlight, above all, the name of Mirra Andreeva. At just 16 years old, the Russian has amazed everyone and everyone, finishing in 46th place in the world and laying the foundations for an absolute breakthrough for 2024 and 2025. Another young woman who seemed predestined for important things, like Alycia Parks, He did not perform at the expected level, but he managed to finish in the top-50.
Four Spaniards in the top-100 and none in the top 50
Unfortunate year for the Spanish players due to the pseudo-retirement of Muguruza and the prolonged injury of Paula Badosa, which has left him in dry dock. So much so, that the New York-born woman has fallen to 66th place in the world, making her the third best Spaniard in the ranking, behind Sarah Smiles (51) y Rebeka Masarova (65). The other national tennis player who has managed to consolidate herself in the top-100 is Cristina Bucsa, current 83rd in the world. Much to do to continue increasing the list of players who reach notable positions.
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