After an action-packed fortnight of tennis at Melbourne Park, home favorite Ashleigh Barty was the last woman standing as she scripted history by becoming the first Australian to win the Australian Open after 44 years. Barty, the top seed was the favorite going into the tournament and won her 3rd grand slam title without dropping a set.
The Australian Open also had many upsets in the early rounds which have shaken up the rankings table. Barty, who bowed out in the quarterfinals last year has gained a chunk of points. She extends her lead at the top by gaining 1220 points and now has a very comfortable cushion of over 2500 points.
Aryna Sabalenka does enough in Melbourne to retain her second position with 5698 points to her name. Quarterfinalist Barbora Krejcikova gains one spot to reach a career-high ranking of No.3 with an addition of 320 points. Semifinalist Iga Swiatek too gains 540 points and takes a 5 place leap to reach her career-high ranking of No.4. Karolina Pliskova, who is out for a couple of months due to an injury is still the World No.5.
New WTA Rankings- Barty retains top spot, Collins makes Top 10 debut
2020 Oz Open Finalist Garbine Muguruza drops a whopping 1229 points and slips to No.7 in the latest rankings. Her countrywoman, Paula Badosa is now the highest-ranked Spaniard at No.6. Greek Maria Sakkari and Anett Kontaveit take up the No.8 and No.9 spots respectively. Australian Open runner-up, Danielle Collins breaks into the Top 10 for the first time with a 1230 points surge.
US Open champion Emma Raducanu makes her Top 15 debut despite a terrible outing at Melbourne. Elina Svtolina too makes her way back into the top 15 after a third-round outing.
Established players- Naomi Osaka, Sofia Kenin, and Serena Williams see massive ranking drops. Osaka dops a massive 71 places to No.85 in the world while Kenin drops 82 places to No.95 in the world.
|Ashleigh Barty||8331 pts|
|Aryna Sabalenka||5698 pts|
|Barbora Krejcikova (+1)||5533 pts|
|Iga Swiatek (+5)||4456 pts|
|Karolina Pliskova||4452 pts|
|Paula Badosa||4429 pts|
|Garbine Muguruza (-4)||4196 pts|
|Maria Sakkari||4071 pts|
|Anett Kontaveit (-2)||3871 pts|
|Danielle Collins (+20)||3141 pts|
|Ons Jabeur (-1)||3125 pts|
|Elena Rybakina||2705 pts|
|Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (-2)||2668 pts|
|Emma Raducanu (+4)||2664 pts|
|Elina Svitolina (+2)||2531 pts|