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18 Jan 2021

Sabalenka moves up to 7th in WTA rankings

Sabalenka moves up to 7th in WTA rankings

MINSK, 18 January (BelTA) – Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka has risen to her career highest 7th spot in the WTA rankings, BelTA has learned.

In early 2021, ahead of the 2021 Abu Dhabi Women's Tennis Open, Aryna Sabalenka was 10th and, after winning it, moved up three spots with a total of 4,580 points. Earlier, she won three tournament in a row, extending her match winning streak to 15. Former world number one Victoria Azarenka of Belarus is currently 13th with 3,426 points. Aliaksandra Sasnovich sits 90th with 838 points.

WTA Top Ten:

1. Ashleigh Barty (Australia) – 8,717 points
2. Simona Halep (Romania) – 7,255
3. Naomi Osaka (Japan) – 5,780 
4. Sofia Kenin (United States) – 5,760
5. Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) – 5,260 
6. Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) – 5,205
7. Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus) – 4,580  
8. Bianca Andreescu (Canada) – 4,555
9. Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) – 4,516
10.  Kiki Bertens (Netherlands) – 4,505

Egor Gerasimov goes 78th (840 points) in the ATP rankings. Ilya Ivashka  is 109th with 681 points, Uladzimir Ignatik is 331st with 132 points.

ATP Top Ten:

1. Novak Djokovic (Serbia) – 12,030
2. Rafael Nadal (Spain) – 9,850
3. Dominic Thiem (Austria) – 9,125
4. Daniil Medvedev (Russia) – 8,470  
5.  Roger Federer (Switzerland) – 6,630
6. Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece) – 5,940
7. Alexander Zverev (Germany) – 5,615
8. Andrei Rublev (Russia) – 4,164
9. Diego Schwartzman (Argentine) – 3,455
10. Matteo Berrettini (Italy) – 3,120.

The world’s leading tennis players are currently gearing up for the first Grand Slam tournament, Australian Open which is due in Melbourne on 8-21 February.

 

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