The last WTA 1000 event of the year, BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, has come to an end with 21st seed Paula Badosa coming out as the last woman standing after an intense week of tennis at Indian Wells. She beat Belarussian Victoria Azarenka in a three set thriller 7-6(5),2-6,7-6(2) to lift her maiden WTA 1000 title. And post Indian Wells, the WTA Rankings see a massive shakeup inside and outside the top 10.
Despite not playing, World No.1 Ash Barty retains her top spot with a lead of almost 2000 points to second placed Aryna Sabalenka. Top seed at Indian Wells, Karolina Pliskova too retains her third spot despite bowing out of the third round. French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova reaches a career high ranking of No.4 while Garbine Muguruza moves a place up to No.5.
Elina Svitolina too moves a place up in the rankings to No.6 while Maria Sakkari gains two spots to reach a career high ranking of No.7 despite losing her first match at Indian Wells. Semifinalist Ons Jabeur becomes the first Arab woman to break into the Top 10 and is the new No.8 in the world. Belinda Bencic and Naomi Osaka wrap up the top 10.
Jabeur breaks into Top 10, Badosa into the Top 15
The biggest movers of the week are Indian Wells champion Paula Badosa and semifinalist Ons Jabeur. While Jabeur has moved 6 places up to No.8 in the world, Badosa has jumped 14 places and is the new World No.13. Indian Wells runner-up Victoria Azarenka moves 6 places to No.26 in the world.
Iga Swiatek has dropped 7 places to No.11 in the rankings after bowing out of the Round of 16 at the Californian desert.
New Top 15 WTA Rankings:
|Ashleigh Barty||9077 pts|
|Aryna Sabalenka||7115 pts|
|Karolina Pliskova||5320 pts|
|Barbora Krejcikova (+1)||4748 pts|
|Garbine Muguruza (+1)||4425 pts|
|Elina Svitolina (+1)||4096 pts|
|Maria Sakkari (+2)||4005 pts|
|Ons Jabeur (+6)||3500 pts|
|Belinda Bencic (+1)||3365 pts|
|Naomi Osaka (+2)||3326 pts|
|Iga Swiatek (-7)||3306 pts|
|Angelique Kerber (+3)||3265 pts|
|Paula Badosa (+14)||3248 pts|
|Sofia Kenin (-6)||3130 pts|
|Petra Kvitova (-4)||3035 pts|