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77 consecutive weeks – and counting – for Ashleigh Barty as WTA No 1

On the heels of winning Wimbledon, Ash Barty begins her 77th consecutive week at No 1. This and more rankings news from the WTA Tour…

Ashleigh Barty at Wimbledon in 2021 Ashleigh Barty at Wimbledon in 2021 © Peter Nicchols / AI / Reuters / Panoramic

Two days after wrapping up an epic Wimbledon triumph, Australia’s Ashleigh Barty kicks off her 77th consecutive week – and 84th overall – as the WTA’s No 1-ranked player. Barty, who won her second major title on Saturday at Wimbledon when she defeated Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-3 in the final on Centre Court, currently holds the ninth-longest streak of consecutive weeks at No 1 in WTA history.

Here are the longest streaks of consecutive weeks at No 1 in WTA history

  1. Serena Williams/ Steffi Graf – 186 weeks
  2. Martina Navratilova – 156 weeks
  3. Chris Evert – 113 weeks
  4. Steffi Graf – 94 weeks
  5. Monica Seles – 91 weeks
  6. Martina Navratilova – 90 weeks
  7. Steffi Graf – 87 weeks
  8. Martina Hingis – 80 weeks
  9. Ash Barty – 77 weeks
  10. Chris Evert 76 weeks

Halep drops six spots, but remains in top-10

Simona Halep, who has missed Roland-Garros and Wimbledon due to a calf injury, dropped six spots to No 9 in this week’s rankings. The Romanian, who will also miss the Olympics, has a current streak of 370 consecutive weeks inside the top-10. It is the seventh-longest streak of consecutive weeks in the top-10 in WTA history.

Mertens back to doubles No 1; Muguruza back in top-10

Belgium’s Elise Mertens, who claimed the doubles title at Wimbledon alongside Hsieh Su-Wei, returns to the top ranking, supplanting Barbora Krejcikova.

Garbiñe Muguruza returned to the singles top-10 for the first time since the week of Aug. 20, 2018.

Career-high rankings for Sabalenka, Krejcikova, Golubic, Samsonova, Osorio Serrano

On the strength of her first career Grand Slam semi-final, Aryna Sabalenka moves up to No 3 in the rankings, while Karolina Pliskova re-enters the top-10, rising six spots to No 7.

Also cracking career-highs after Wimbledon:

  • Barbora Krejcikova: rises two spots to No 13 after reaching Wimbledon round of 16.
  • Ons Jabeur: rises one spot to No 23 after reaching Wimbledon quarter-final.
  • Paula Badosa: rises four spots to No 29 after reaching round of 16.
  • Nadia Podoroska: rises three spots to No 36 after reaching second round.
  • Sara Sorribes Tormo: rises four spots to No 46 after reaching second round.
  • Viktorija Golubic: rises18 spots to No 48 after reaching quarter-final.
  • Liudmila Samsonova: rises 10 spots to 55 after reaching round of 16.
  • Tereza Martincova: rises six spots to 78 after reaching third round.
  • Maria Camila Osorio Serrano: rises 14 spots to No 80 after reaching third round.
  • Anhelina Kalinina: rises 30 spots after winning challenger title in Contrexeville, France.
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