Latest WTA Rankings post French Open 2021

Latest WTA Rankings post French Open 2021

Barbora Krejcikova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

Second grand slam of the year, The French Open has come to an end with unseeded Czech Barbora Krejcikova coming out the victor after a fortnight of intense clay court tennis. And after Roland Garros, the WTA rankings see a huge shakeup outside the Top 10. After a poor outing in Paris where no one from from the Top 10 could make past the quarterfinals, most of them drop points but retain their position.

World No.1 Ash Barty loses the most points in the new rankings due to her second round exit and is now less than 900 points away from second ranked Naomi Osaka. Both Osaka and Simona Halep drop marginal points but retain their No.2 and No.3 spots respectively.

Bianca Andreescu also drops some points while Serena Williams gains 110 points. The first movement in the rankings comes just outside the Top 10 as Belinda Bencic and Petra Kvitova swap places. The French Open 2021 Champion, Barbora Krejcikova is the mover of the week as she gains 18 places and is now the World No.15. Also, Roland Garros runner-up Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova moves up 13 places and his back into the Top 20. She is the current World No.19.

New WTA Top 15 rankings:

Ash Barty8275 pts
Naomi Osaka7401 pts
Simona Halep6330 pts
Aryna Sabalenka 6195 pts
Sofia Kenin 5865 pts
Elina Svitolina 5835 pts
Bianca Andreescu 5265 pts
Serena Williams4931 pts
Iga Swiatek4435 pts
Karolina Pliskova4285 pts
Petra Kvitova (+1)4115 pts
Belinda Bencic (-1)4080 pts
Garbine Muguruza4055 pts
Jennifer Brady3840 pts
Barbora Krejcikova (+18)3733 pts

Barbora Krejcikova ousts Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

Barbora Krejcikova
Barbora Krejcikova

Barbora Krejcikova beat 31st-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 in the final at Roland Garros on Saturday to win the women’s title in just her fifth major tournament as a singles player.

The Czech player thanked and remembered her late mentor Jana Novotna, the 1998 Wimbledon champion throughout her interviews. “Pretty much her last words were just enjoy and just try to win a Grand Slam. And, I mean, I know that, from somewhere, she’s looking after me.”

Krejcikova will again step on court on Sunday again to play the Women’s Doubles final. She will have the opportunity to create history yet again as she will bid to become only the second women in Roland Garros history to win both Singles and Doubles in the same year.

Also read: “I cannot believe that it is happening,” Barbora Krejcikova says it is a ‘dream’ come true after winning French Open 2021 title