(Paris) The Polish Iga Swiatek retains the lead in the WTA ranking published on Monday ahead of the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, but with a reduced lead over her runner-up who dominated her on Saturday in the final of the Madrid tournament.
The 21-year-old Polish, defeated for the first time on clay by Sabalenka, has only 1744 points more on the 25-year-old Belarusian, against 2084 last week.
If the American Jessica Pegula remains in third place in the world, the Tunisian Ons Jabeur, forfeited by injury in Madrid, falls three ranks, to 7th place.
The French Caroline Garcia, 4th, the American Coco Gauff, 5th, and the Kazakh Elena Rybakina, 6th, took the opportunity to each glean a position in the world hierarchy.
Crowned at Wimbledon last year, Rybakina thus achieved the best ranking of her career.
The Greek Maria Sakkari, beaten in the semi-final in Madrid by Sabalenka, gains a place in 8th place at the expense of the Russian Daria Kasatkina.
29-year-old Italian Martina Trevisan, up two places to 18th, also achieved the best ranking of her career.