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WTA Rankings: Swiatek begins 16th week at the top as Martic, Pera jump after winning titles

American Jessica Pegula is up to a new career-best of No 7 and is the top ranked American woman in the world this week

Iga Swiatek, who leads the WTA rankings, at Wimbledon, 2022 Iga Swiatek, who leads the WTA rankings, at Wimbledon, 2022 Image Credit: AI/ Reuters/ Panoramic

Poland’s Iga Swiatek has begun her 16th week at the world No 1 spot in the latest WTA rankings released on Monday.

The 21-year-old, who has won 37 of her last 38 matches, has a lead of more than 4,000 points in the rankings over her closest rival – world No 2 Anett Kontaveit.

With most players choosing to take a break in the week after Wimbledon, there is no change in the top 5 of the latest WTA rankings. Swiatek and Kontaveit are followed by Maria Sakkari (No 3), Paula Badosa (No 4), and Ons Jabeur (No 5).

While Aryna Sabalenka stays put at No 6, American Jessie Pegula climbs one position to a new career-high of No 7. Danielle Collins drops one spot to No 8 as Garbine Muguruza and Emma Raducanu round out the top 10.

Martic and Pera shoot up the WTA rankings after titles this week

The big moves come lower down the rankings this week with last week’s champons Petra Martic and Bernarda Pera making big moves.

Martic, a former world No 14, jumped 30 spots to no 55 after beating Olga Danilovic in the Lausanne final to claim her second singles title.

Pera, whose best ranking so far has been No 59 in March 2020, rockets up 49 spots to No 81 after beating Aleksandra Krunic to lift her first WTA singles title.

Danilovic is up 18 spots to No 106, only 10 spots below her personal best, this week while Krunic, a former world No 39, climbs 30 spots to no 75.

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