Iga Swiatek, still higher in the WTA rankings

The Polish Iga Swiatek, winner of the WTA 1000 tournament in Madrid after her victory in the final against Aryna Sabalenka, further increases her lead over the Belarusian at the top of the world ranking published on Monday.

After this splendid final, won on Saturday after the suspense in three sets, Swiatek is almost 3,500 points ahead of Sabalenka, who was the title holder in Madrid and is therefore losing ground. While waiting for the start of another WTA 1000 in Rome this week, the Belarusian player (7,498 pts) narrowly retains her second place ahead of the American Coco Gauff (7,313 pts).

In the Top 10, the main change is the decline of the Greek Maria Sakkari (8th, -2), eliminated in the round of 16 in Madrid by the Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia (13th, +1). The Czech Marketa Vondrousova, 6th, and the Chinese Qinwen Zheng, 7th, took advantage of this to each regain the best ranking of their respective careers.

Ex world No.2, Ons Jabeur, who had a difficult start to the season, regained some confidence in Spain by reaching the quarters and stabilized in 9th place. The American Madison Keys, who beat the Tunisian before losing in the semi-final against Swiatek, for her part jumped four places (16th).

WTA rankings as of May 6:

1. Each Swiatek (POL) 10910 pts

2. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 7498

3. Coco Gauff (USA) 7313

4. Elena Rybakina (KAZ) 6673

5. Jessica Pegula (USA) 4655

6. Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) 4090 (+1)

7. Qinwen Zheng (CHN) 3945 (+1)

8. Maria Sakkari (GRE) 3925 (-2)

9. Ons Jabeur (TUN) 3748

10. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 3493


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