While Ashleigh Barty consolidated her first place in the world for the benefit of her title in Miami this Saturday, Bianca Andreescu took advantage of her presence in the final to gain three places and knock on the door of the Top 5.
If the podium has not moved, the Top 10 of the WTA ranking has seen its hierarchy changed. Victorious of her second title in 2021 at the Miami tournament, Ashleigh Barty remains firmly attached to the first place even if Naomi Osaka has closed the gap by 150 points for the benefit of her semi-final in Florida. Simona Halep, forced to give up before the round of 16, gives up almost 600 points but keeps Sofia Kenin, who did not do better than the Romanian, at a good distance. But the big winner of the Florida fortnight is undoubtedly Bianca Andreescu. Taking advantage of her place in the final, the Canadian went from ninth to sixth place, just under 500 points behind Elina Svitolina, who finished the Top 5. Eliminated in the quarterfinals in Miami, Aryna Sabalenka earns a place and establishes her new career best ranking with seventh place.
S. Williams and Pliskova continue to back down
Absent in Florida due to oral surgery, Serena Williams is thus doubled by Aryna Sabalenka and falls back to eighth position. But this is nothing compared to Karolina Pliskova. The Czech, who was eliminated in the round of 16, loses three places and is now ninth, just ahead of Kiki Bertens, who climbs up one rank to overtake Petra Kvitova. On the French side, despite her elimination from entering Miami, Fiona Ferro remains number 1 but loses one rank to point to 45th place in the world. Caroline Garcia, who fell against Simona Halep in the second round, falls back to 54th level on points with… Kristina Mladenovic who gains a place and finds herself 55th. Alizé Cornet, for his part, took advantage of his victory in the first round against Svetlana Kuznetsova to gain two places in the standings and point to the 59th position, being the last Habs to appear in the world Top 100.
TENNIS / WTA RANKING
Ranking as of April 5, 2021
1- Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 9,186 points
2- Naomi Osaka (JAP) 7,985
3- Simona Halep (ROU) 6 965
4- Sofia Kenin (USA) 5,915
5- Elina Svitolina (UKR) 5,750
6- Bianca Andreescu (CAN) 5,265 (+3 places)
7- Aryna Sabalenka (BIE) 5,085 (+1)
8- Serena Williams (USA) 4,850 (-1)
9- Karolina Pliskova (RTC) 4,660 (-3)
10- Kiki Bertens (PBS) 4,490 (+1)
45- Fiona Ferro (FRA) 1,610 (-1)
54- Caroline Garcia (FRA) 1,530 (-3)
55- Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 1,530 (+1)
59- Alizé Cornet (FRA) 1 310 (+1)