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Weekend winners Kasatkina and Samsonova rise as Swiatek continues to lead WTA rankings

Kasatkina is back up to a career-high ranking of No 9 while Samsonova jumps 10 spots to No 35 in the latest WTA rankings

Daria Kasatkina, seen here in San Jose, rises to No 9 in this week's WTA rankings Daria Kasatkina, seen here in San Jose, rises to No 9 in this week’s WTA rankings Image Credit: Icon SMI / Panoramic

Iga Swiatek continues to lead the latest WTA rankings released on Monday as the Pole begins her 21st week as world No 1. Swiatek has a lead of 4,245 ranking points over her closest rival, Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit, and has a chance to rack up some more points as she is defending a fourth round finish from 2021.

There is no change in the top 8 this week with Maria Sakkari at No 3, Paula Badosa at No 4, Ons Jabeur at No 5, Aryna Sabalenka at No 6, Simona Halep at No 7 and Jessica Pegula at No 8.

Russia’s Daria Kasatkina moves up one spot to equal her career-best ranking of No 9 after winning her second title of the season on Sunday in Granby, Canada. Kasatkina’s rise sees Garbine Muguruza drop one spot to No 10.

The weekend’s other champion, Liudmila Samsonova, jumps 10 spots to No 25 after winning in Cleveland. This was Samsonova’s second title in a row (after the Citi Open in Washington DC) and she enters the US Open on a 10-match winning streak.

Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich moves up four spots to No 32 after reaching the Cleveland final while Cleveland semi-finalist Bernarda Pera is up six spots to No 45.

Daria Saville and15-year-old Brenda Fruhvirtova continue WTA rankings leaps

Australia’s Daria Saville, the runner-up in Granby, moves up 15 spots to No 58. Saville, who peaked at No 20 in August 2017, has been one of the biggest movers in the rankings this year having started 2022 ranked No 421 in the world.

Also making a big move this week is 15-year-old Brenda Fruhvirtova, who jumps from No 271 to No 233 with points from her ITF $25K title in Hungary getting added. The Czech teenager, whose 17-year-old sister Linda qualified for the US Open main draw, will climb further winning her fourth consecutive ITF $25K title, this time in Germany, over the weekend, the points of which will get added after the US Open.

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