The Impact of the 2024 Australian Open on the WTA Rankings

The Impact of the 2024 Australian Open on the WTA Rankings

The 2024 Australian Open has come to an end and it is time to explain what consequences everything that happened has had on the WTA ranking. This tournament could mark a before and after in the fight for world number 1, with Aryna Sabalenka taking a giant step to once again surpass Iga Swiatek.

The massive fall of a large part of the best in the world in the first week of competition of the Open the Australia 2024 could have caused much greater chaos than what finally occurred in the top-10 of the ranking WTA, but there are quite a few things that should be analyzed. Not only because of their immediate impact, but also because they can become turning points for several names in women’s tennis. Aryna Sabalenka has managed to defend his title and takes a giant step in his desire to return to number 1, while Qinwen Zheng She is a new member of the select club that is the ten best in the world. However, there is much more to explore.

– Sabalenka reduces the gap with Swiatek and Gauff gets into the fight

It would not be far-fetched to think that what is currently a one-on-one battle between Aryna Sabalenka e Every Swiatek for him number 1 of the world, could become a three-way fight, in case Cori Gauff give continuity to your progression. The American has consolidated herself in the top-3 of the classification, she added 540 points and is not far from the two best, taking into account that she has few points to defend in the first half of the season. Only 865 points separate Aryna from Iga, so there could be an alternation in power soon, taking into account that a phase of the season full of WTA 500 and WTA 1000 category events is approaching, where the Pole will need recover your best level if you want to stay at the top.

– Rybakina experiences a decline and Zheng breaks into the top-10 deservedly

He had obvious top-10 potential and has confirmed it even sooner than expected. Qinwen Zheng She is, as of this Monday, number 7 in the world thanks to her great performance in Melbourne, displacing Jelena Ostapenko from this select club in which Elena Rybakina has lost positions. Not being able to defend her finalist position from last year has caused the Kazakh to fall to fifth position and she needs to improve if she wants to claim to be one of the best in the world and overtake Pegula, who is currently fourth.

– Numerous players explore their limits and Badosa returns to the top-100

Going a little further back in the classification, we see that Elina Svitolina It returns among the 20 best in the world, a border that is also close to some of the great revelations so far this season and which are in their best historical position. It is the case of Emma Navarro (23), Jasmine Paolini (24), Marta Kostyuk (28), Linda Noskova (30), Mirra Andreeva (35) y Anna Kalinskaya (38), although the most notable improvement has been that of Dayana Yastremskawhich thanks to its semi-finalist position, has risen a whopping 64 places, now ranking 29th in the world, still far from its personal best, which is 21st.

Among the most affected is Magda Linettewhich loses all the points obtained last year with its semi-finalist position, falling 32 places to 56th in the world. Camila Giorgi and Karolina Pliskova They are also experiencing a tremendous decline, while among the positive news is the entry into the top-100 of the very young Brenda Fruhvirtova, who at only 16 years old, is ready to compete at a high level on the professional circuit. Mentioning Spanish tennis, Paula Badosa She has managed to climb 17 places and is now 83rd in the world, hoping to progressively add points until improving her WTA ranking. In short, this classification holds great emotions for the future.

2024-01-27 16:03:22
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