WTA rankings – Jabeur cracks career-high, Teichmann and Sherif on the rise
Ons Jabeur makes a new career-high ranking after reaching the Rome final, while Iga Swiatek remains unbeaten at No 1.
Ons Jabeur didn’t notch the title at Rome, but by reaching another important final on the clay the Tunisian has inched ever closer to making a top 5 debut. Meanwhile, Iga Swiatek holds sway at the top of the rankings while Bianca Andreescu and Claire Liu make big jumps higher.
Read on for more on this week’s WTA rankings…
Jabeur up to No 6
The Tunisian trailblazer has not been shy about stating her goal of reaching the top 5 in the WTA rankings, and now she is just one spot shy of making it. Jabeur clims to No 6 on the strength of her runner-up performance at Rome, and is now less than 100 points behind No 5 Anett Kontaveit. She is less than 600 spots from No 2 if she wants to set her sights even higher.
Swiatek still hasn’t lost as No 1
Since becoming No 1 after Miami on April 4 of this year, Poland’s Iga Swiatek has yet to lose a match. She has won titles at Stuttgart and Rome (plus two wins at Billie Jean King Cup) for a record of 11-0. The Pole, who has won her last 28 matches to amass the longest WTA winning streak since Serena Williams reeled off 34 in 2013, will enter her seventh week atop the WTA rankings.
Top 25 debut for Jil Teichmann, and a career-high for Leylah Fernandez
Jil Tiechmann has gone 8-3 in three clay-court events since Miami, and the Swiss star gets a new career-high ranking as a reward. Teichmann, 24, rises to a ranking that matches her age.
Leylah Fernandez jumps one spot to her career-best ranking of 17 – she lost in the second round to Teichmann at Madrid, and then in the second round to Daria Kasatkina at Rome.
Top 50 debut for Mayar Sherif
It has been a productive week for Egypt’s Mayar Sherif. She won the 125K title at Karlsruhe, Germany, and jumps 12 spots to No 50. The 26-year-old Cairo-born played college tennis at Pepperdine before turning pro – she is the first player from Egypt to ever hold a top 50 ranking.
Bianca Andreescu on the rise again
The Canadian climbs 18 spots up to No 72. Andreescu has won six of nine on the clay this spring, and reached the quarter-final at Rome.
Nine new career-highs to celebrate
Nine players inside the top 100 are hitting career-high rankings as of Monday, including Jabeur, Fernandez, Sherif and China’s Wang Xinyu. Here is the list of all nine:
- Ons Jabeur | + 1 | No 6
- Leylah Fernandez | + | No 17
- Jil Teichmann| + 5 | No 24
- Beatriz Haddad Maia | + 3 | No 49
- Mayar Sherif| + 12| No 50
- Elena Gabriela Ruse | + 5 | No 52
- Maryna Zanevska | + 1 | No 65
- Anna Bondar | + 2 | No 67
- Wang Xinyu | + 14 | No 75