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WTA Rankings – Ostapenko rises to 13, Badosa up to 4

Jelena Ostapenko has achieved her highest ranking since October of 2018 thanks to her stunning title run in Dubai. Find out who else is on the rise.

Jelena Ostapenko Jelena Ostapenko, in Dubai with her trophy (Panoramic)

Jelena Ostapenko is climbing rapidly up the WTA rankings thanks to her title run at Dubai last week. The former Roland-Garros champion rises to No 13 in this week’s ranking – she has not been that high since the first week of October, in 2018.

Kudermetova hits career high as well – at 25

Russia’s Veronika Kudermetova, the singles runner-up in Dubai (and the doubles champion), also gets a nice bump in the rankings. The 24-year-old jumps six spots from 31 to 25.

Badosa up to No 4 – a new career high

Paula Badosa moves up one spot, passing Karolina Pliskova to make a new career-high ranking at No 4. This despite the fact that the Spaniard lost in the first round at Dubai, to Elena-Gabriela Ruse of Romania.

Career-high rankings, fast and furious

There are a lot of new career-high rankings among top-100 players this week, so we’ll run them down in a list…

  • Paula Badosa, 4 (+1)
  • Tamara Zidansek, 24 (+2)
  • Veronika Kudermetova, 25 (+6)
  • Ajla Tomljanovic, 38 (+1)
  • Jasmine Paolini, 45 (+1)
  • Camila Osorio, 46 (+1)
  • Nuria Parrizas Diaz, 47 (+1)
  • Elena-Gabriela Ruse, 56 (+3)
  • Varvara Gracheva, 72 (+8)
  • Clara Burel, 74 (+2)
  • Zheng Qinwen, 79 (+2)
  • Panna Uvardy, 83 (+1)
  • Astra Sharma, 84 (+3)
  • Magdalena Frech, 97 (+2)

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