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WTA Rankings: Swiatek continues to lead as Keys returns to top 10 after more than 3 years
The Pole pulled out of this week’s Adelaide International due to a shoulder injury but will remain the favourite when the Australian Open kicks off next week
Iga Swiatek maintained her firm grip over the world No 1 spot as the Pole began her 41st week at the top of the WTA rankings. Swiatek went 3-1 at the recent United Cup and pulled out of this week’s Adelaide International due to a shoulder injury but will remain the favourite when the Australian Open kicks off next week.
Swiatek has a total of 11,025 points, more than doubles her closest rival – Ons Jabeur. The Tunisian remains at No 2 with 5,180 points but is facing a chase by American Jessica Pegula, who is only 180 behind with 5,000 points.
WTA Finals champion Caroline Garcia remains at No 4, followed by Adelaide 1 champion Aryna Sabalenka at No 5, Greece’s Maria Sakkari at No 6, Auckland winner Coco Gauff at No 7, Russians Daria Kasatkina and Veronika Kudermetova at No 8 and 9 respectively, and American Madison Keys who moves up one spot to No 10.
This is the first time that Keys is inside the top 10 of the WTA rankings since August 2019. The American has been ranked as high as No 7 in 2016 was ranked 56th at the start of the 2022 season.
Adelaide runner-up Linda Noskova jumps to 56th in latest WTA rankings
Outside the top10, Spain’s Paula Badosa moves up two spots to No 11 in the WTA rankings, Italy’s Martina Trevisan, who helped her country reach the United Cup final, moves up five spots to a new career-high of No 22, and Romania’s Irina-Camelia Begu is up six spots to No 28.
18-year-old Linda Noskova, who reached the final of Adelaide 1 as a qualifier, jumps 46 spots to No 56; Ukraine’s Marta Kostyuk, who qualified and reached the quarters in Adelaide, is up 12 spots to No 57 and former French Open finalist Marta Vondrouskova moves up 14 spots to No 78