WTA rankings: Bianca Andreescu climbs to sixth as Ashleigh Barty holds on to high spot

WTA rankings: Bianca Andreescu climbs to sixth as Ashleigh Barty holds on to high spot

One of the best development of the week got here from the Greek Maria Sakkari who reached the semi-finals in Florida after knocking out Osaka. The 25-year-old Athenian strikes up six locations to nineteenth, her highest rating but.

WTA rankings: Bianca Andreescu climbs to sixth as Ashleigh Barty holds on to top spot

File picture of Bianca Andreescu. AP Photograph

Paris: Bianca Andreescu climbed three locations to sixth within the WTA rankings on Monday, following her run to the ultimate the place she misplaced to Ashleigh Barty, who stays the World No 1.

Andreescu, a 20-year-old Canadian who was compelled to retire within the second set in Miami after turning her ankle, is approaching her greatest rating since profitable the 2019 US Open when she reached fourth.

Barty, who retained her title in Florida, shrugged off criticism of her continued presence at primary on Saturday, saying “I totally deserve my spot on the high of the rankings”.

The Australian has benefited from a tweak into the way in which rankings are calculated which takes into consideration the disruption attributable to final yr’s pandemic shutdown. Barty skipped final yr’s rescheduled US and French Opens to stay at house.

Despite Barty’s victory, her nearest challenger Naomi Osaka closed the hole by 150 factors though the Japanese participant stays greater than 1,000 factors behind.

One of the best development of the week got here from the Greek Maria Sakkari who reached the semi-finals in Florida after knocking out Osaka. The 25-year-old Athenian strikes up six locations to nineteenth, her highest rating but.

Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, who made it to the final eight in Miami, climbed one step to seventh place with Serena Williams dropping right down to eighth and Karolina Pliskova taking place three locations to ninth.

WTA rankings as of 5 April:

1. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 9186 pts

2. Naomi Osaka (JPN) 7985

3. Simona Halep (ROM) 6965

4. Sofia Kenin (USA) 5915

5. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 5750

6. Bianca Andreescu (CAN) 5265 (+3)

7. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 5085 (+1)

8. Serena Williams (USA) 4850 (-1)

9. Karolína Pliskova (CZE) 4660 (-3)

10. Kiki Bertens (NED) 4490 (+1)

11. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 4476 (-1)

12. Belinda Bencic (SUI) 4315

13. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 4120

14. Jennifer Brady (USA) 3765

15. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 3625

16. Iga Swiatek (POL) 3615

17. Elise Mertens (BEL) 3400

18. Johanna Konta (GBR) 3236

19. Maria Sakkari (GRE) 3020 (+6)

20. Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) 2862

 

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