(Paris) Crowned Sunday on the clay courts of Stuttgart, the Polish Iga Swiatek still largely dominates the world hierarchy in the WTA ranking published on Monday.
The 21-year-old is more than 2,000 points ahead of her runner-up, Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, whom she beat in the final in Stuttgart just like last year.
There was no change in the Top 10.
Further on, the Czech Karolina Pliskova moved up two positions to 15th place. Also taking advantage of Russia’s Liudmila Samsonova falling three places to 18th, her compatriot Ekaterina Alexandrova moved up one position to 17th.
In the rest of the Top 100, the Spaniard Paula Badosa, world No.2 a year ago, fell 11 positions to settle in 42nd place in the ranking.
Briton Emma Raducanu, titled at the 2021 United States Open, lost 17 ranks and fell to 85th place in the world.
1. Iga Swiatek (POL) 8975 points
2. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 6891
3. Jessica Pegula (Is.-U.) 5735
4. Our Jabeur (TUN) 5116
5. Caroline Garcia (FRA) 5030
6. Coco Gauff (Is.-U.) 4400
7. Elena Rybakina (KAZ) 4305
8. Daria Kasatkina (RUS) 3505
9. Maria Sakkari (GRE) 3191
10. Petra Kvitova (JUN) 3162
11. Belinda Bencic (SUI) 2870
12. Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) 2497
13. Veronika Kudermetova (RUS) 2280
14. Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) 2276
15. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 2255 (2)
16. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 2237
17. Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS) 2075 (1)
18. Liudmila Samsonova (RUS) 2062 (-3)
19. Magda Linette (POL) 1810
20. Martina Trevisan (ITA) 1778