The WTA 1,000 in Miami leaves us with very significant changes in the WTA ranking this week. Since this Monday the change in the throne of women’s tennis is official, since the Australian Ashleigh Barty disappears from the classification, who announced her retirement from professional tennis just before the start of the tournament, and now The new queen of the classification is the Polish Iga Swiatek.
Swiatek, who concludes a month to frame after completing the ‘Sunshine Double’ with the conquest of the title in the WTA 1,000 of Indian Wells and Miami at 20 years old, appears this week at the top of the ranking with 6,711 pointsand surpasses in 1736 his most immediate persecutor, the Czech Barbora Krejcikova, second this week with 4,975 despite not being able to play in Miami.
In third position appears the Spanish Paula Badosawho despite his painful withdrawal in Miami, rises to third place in the standings with 4,970 points, just five points from Krejcikova, and achieving what, to date, is the highest ranking of his career.
Also remaining in the Top-10 this week are Maria Sakkari (fourth with 4,705 points), Aryna Sabalenka (fifth with 4,657), Anett Kontaveit (sixth with 4,511), Karolina Pliskova (seventh with 4,197), Danielle Collins (eighth with 3,151) and the Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza, who despite giving up competing in Miami, remains in ninth position in the standings with 3,070 points. Tunisian Ons Jabeur completes the Top-10 with 2,975 points.
This week also leaves us with the resurgence of the Japanese Naomi Osaka, who has gained 42 positions after reaching the final in Miami and who this week is in 35th place with 1,296 points. The Spanish Sara Sorribes and Nuria Párrizas they also resist one more week in the Top-100 of the ranking in positions 49 and 52 with 1,135 and 1,123 points respectively.
WTA Ranking as of April 4, 2022
1. Iga Swiatek (POL) 6.711 puntos
2. Barbora Kejcikova (RCH) 4.975
3. Paula Badosa (ESP) 4,970
4. Maria Sakkari (GRE) 4.705
5. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 4,657
6. Anett Kontaveit (EST) 4,511
7. Karolina Pliskova (RCH) 4,197
8. Danielle Collins (USA) 3.151
9. Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) 3,070
10. Ons Jabeur (TUN) 2.975
35. Naomi Osaka (JAP) 1.296
49. Sara Sorribes (ESP) 1.135
52. Nuria Parrizas (ESP) 1,123
Badosa also rises in the Race
Iga Swiatek’s leadership has also been reflected in the WTA Finals Racewhere the Polish tennis player dominates with an iron fist after having added a whopping 3,920 points so far this season, cemented in large part by his triumphs at the WTA 1,000 in Doha, Indian Wells and Miami. In fact, Swaitek is 2,310 points ahead of her closest rival, the Greek Maria Sakkari (second with 1,610) and in 2,404 Danielle Collins, third in the ‘Race’ with 1,516.
Very close to them appears the Spanish PBadosa classroom, which despite its retirement in Miami, this week climbs three positions in the Race to be fourth with 1,422 points. At the moment they complete the list of eight tennis players who today would play the WTA Finals Anett Kontaveit (fifth with 1,385), Madison Keys (sixth with 1,317), Jelena Ostapenko (seventh with 1,156) and Simona Halep (eighth with 1,096).
Race to the WTA Finals a 4 de abril de 2022
1. Iga Swiatek (POL) 3.920 puntos
2. Maria Sakkari (GRE) 1.610
3. Danielle Collins (USA) 1.516
4. Paula Badosa (ESP) 1,422
5. Anett Kontaveit (EST) 1,385
6. Madison Keys (USA) 1.317
7. Jelena Ostapenko (LET) 1.156
Simona Halep (RUM) 1,096