Latest WTA Rankings post Qatar Open 2022: Ashleigh Barty remains at top, Iga Swiatek moves up to No. 4

Check out the updated ATP Rankings following the end of the Australian Open 2022, where Iga Swiatek upset Anett Kontaveit to win the title.

Iga Swiatek and Anett Kontaveit
Iga Swiatek and Anett Kontaveit

Iga Swiatek came out on top in Qatar, which featured a number of high-profile players battling against one another. In 2022, the 20-year-old Polish player has been in excellent form. Swiatek won the Qatar Open after defeating Anett Kontaveit in the final following a tremendous performance at the Australian Open. The 20-year-old has already won the French Open in 2020 and is steadily climbing the rankings ladder. 

The finals in Qatar saw Swiatek destroy Kontaveit in straight sets 6-2, 6-0. The Polish rose four places in the WTA rankings as a result of this victory, reaching a career-high fourth place. In terms of the WTA rankings, Ashleigh Barty remains at the top. Swiatek, on the other hand, is getting there, having won her 4th career title. She came close to winning another Grand Slam this year, reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Open for the first time. However, she fell to Danielle Collins.

Meanwhile, Kontaveit, the Qatar Open finalist, has climbed two spots to No. 5 in the WTA rankings. Anett had a nine-match winning streak before losing to Iga, which was tragically snapped by Iga. Barbora Krejcikova, the victor of the French Open last year, climbed one spot to achieve her career-high ranking of 2.

New WTA Rankings

Iga Swiatek
Iga Swiatek

Ashleigh Barty won her third Grand Slam in the Australian Open 2022 women’s final earlier today. Barty won her home slam with a straight-set victory over American Danielle Collins. That being said, she appears to be unassailable right now as she maintains her position at the top. Barbora Krejcikova, the Czech tennis professional climbed up the ladder to number two, surpassing Aryna Sabalenka as she lost to Iga Swiatek in the quarter-finals of the Qatar Open 2022, failing to sustain her place.

Anett Kontaveit also rose up on the ladder, becoming the highest-ranked Estonian singles player of all time as a result. She played the finals against Iga Swiatek at the Qatar Open 2022 where she fell in straight sets 0-6, 2-6.

Latest WTA Rankings:

Ash Barty7980 pts
Barbora Krejcikova (+1)5073 pts
Aryna Sabalenka (-1)4853 pts
Iga Swiatek (+4)4776 pts
Anett Kontaveit (+2)4721 pts
Paula Badosa (-2)4510 pts
Maria Sakkari (-1)4436 pts
Karolina Pliskova (-3)4242 pts
Garbine Muguruza3236 pts
Ons Jabeur3132 pts

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Shilpi Pusadkar is a sports enthusiast and aspiring writer who writes tennis articles for FirstSportz. She is pursuing a B.A. (Hons.) Literature degree at Wilson College in Mumbai. She loves following Tennis, Cricket, and Football. She has long been inspired by Lin Dan and Rafael Nadal, being a professional badminton player herself.