The French Open 2020 recently concluded with the teen sensation Iga Swiatek sweeping the trophy as well as several records to her name. She overcame the challenge of Sofia Kenin in straight sets and taking away 2000 ranking points from the tournament.
Sofia Kenin, who was the runner-up, took away 1300 ranking points. The semi-finalists and the quarterfinalists take away 780 and 430 points, respectively. A loss in round 4 gets a player 240 ranking points, in round 3, its 130 ranking points, in round 2, its 70 ranking points, and in round 1, 10 points are awarded.
A look into the top 5
As a new ranking system has been placed this year. Ashley Barty did not lose any points as she did not participate to defend her French Open title this year. She stays at the top spot. Simona Halep managed to reach the quarterfinals of the French but failed to get any points though she remains intact at the number 2 spot. Naomi Osaka after winning the US Open also did not participate in the French Open this year. She holds the number 3 spot.
Sofia Kenin, the finalist of the French Open jumped 2 spots to the No. 4, she added 1070 ranking points in her points tally. Elina Svitolina holds her number 5 spot, she lost in the quarterfinals to qualifier Nadia Podoroska.
Iga Swiatek breaks into the top 20
With her dream run ending with a win at the French Open the Polish teen, Iga Swiatek broke a plethora of records. From winning the title she took a whopping 2000 ranking points which led to her breaking into the top 20.
The World No. 17, Swiatek won the title without dropping a set. She jumped 37 spots to achieve her career-high and is now the highest-ranked teen. She also became the lowest-ranked female tennis player to win the Roland Garros.
Nadia Podoroska breaks into the top 50
The Argentine, Nadia Podoroska became the first qualifier to reach the semi-finals. She won 8 consecutive matches before falling to the eventual champion, Iga Swiatek in the semi-finals. The 23-year-old jumped a whopping 83 spots to reach a career-high rank of 48. In her run, she defeated the third-seeded Svitolina in two comfortable sets.
The WTA top 20 stands as follow: