The action packed 2021 season is finally over with the WTA Finals at Guadalajara. Garbine Muguruza was the last woman standing after she defeated Anett Kontaveit in the final in straight sets 6-3,7-5. The season saw 4 different grand slam champions, and interestingly, only one of them played the year end finals in Mexico.
Garbine Muguruza won the 10th title of her career which pushed her up to two spots courtesy the 1375 points she gained. Anett Konatveit added 955 points to her kitty and climbed a place up to No.7- her career best ranking. Semifinalist Paula Badosa too reached a career high ranking of No.8 after gaining 625 points while Maria Sakkari retains her No.6 spot.
Aryna Sabalenka gained 250 points and retained her No.2 spot while Karolina Pliskova gains 625 points to stay the World No.4. Iga Swiatek remains on the No.9 spot while Ons Jabeur wraps up the top 10 after a three place fall.
Year-end WTA Rankings
Despite not playing the WTA Finals, Ash Barty finishes the year as the World No.1 with 7582 points. Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka finishes the year as the World No.13 after opting out for most of the season. French Open runner-up Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova ends the year as the World No.11 while Sofia Kenin ends up at No.12 spot.
US Open champion Emma Raducanu finishes at a career high of No.19 while Leylah Fernandez is ranked 24th in the world. Former World No.1’s Simona Halep and Angelique Kerber are both ranked inside the top 20.
Latest WTA Rankings:
|Ashleigh Barty||7582 pts|
|Aryna Sabalenka||6380 pts|
|Garbine Muguruza (+2)||5685 pts|
|Karolina Pliskova||5135 pts|
|Barbora Krejcikova (-2)||5008 pts|
|Maria Sakkari||4385 pts|
|Anett Kontaveit (+1)||4351 pts|
|Paula Badosa (+2)||3849 pts|
|Iga Swiatek||3786 pts|
|Ons Jabeur (-3)||3455 pts|
|Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova||3076 pts|
|Sofia Kenin||2971 pts|
|Naomi Osaka||2956 pts|
|Elena Rybakina||2855 pts|
|Elina Svitolina||2726 pts|