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Coco climbs the rankings

Following the WTA’s last Premier event of the year in Ostrava, Coco Gauff is rewarded for battling through qualifying with an 8-place jump in the Rankings published tis week, while champion Aryna Sabalenka and finalist Victoria Azaranka are among the other risers.

The top 10 is unchanged after last week's J&T Banka Ostrava Open but there are significant moves elsewhere in the singles top 100, notably a career-high ranking of No.47 for American teenager Coco Gauff WTA Statement

Ashleigh Barty continues to top the WTA Rankings as the Tour heads towards the end of a highly unusual season curtailed by coronavirus.

The Australian finished 2019 as WTA World No 1 and has withstood the challenge of Rome champion Simona Halep at No 2, US Open winner Naomi Osaka at No 3 and Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin at No 4 during a campaign impacted by major changes to the calendar due to the global pandemic.

The top 10 remains unchanged after last week’s J&T Banka Ostrava Open, but there are significant moves elsewhere in the singles top 100, notably a career-high ranking of No 47 for American teenager Gauff.

The results in Ostrava did not alter the doubles top 10 either, with Hsieh Su-Wei remaining No 1 narrowly ahead of Barbora Strycova.

Sabalenka has risen one place to No 11 after winning the first all-Belarusian WTA final over former World No1 Azarenka to clinch her 7th career title, and also took the doubles crown with Elise Mertens.

Azarenka, who ended last season at No 50, is now World No 13 after her impressive run since the hiatus for coronavirus as she continues to soar back towards the top 10.

Jennifer Brady is another who has come storming out of the blocks post-lockdown, with the American celebrating her first WTA title at Lexington in August and maintaining her form, including a semi-final appearance in Ostrava, which sees her break into the top 25 at No 24.

Fellow American Gauff reached a career-high ranking of No 47, up from No 55, after nearly nearly causing an upset of eventual champion Sabalenka in the last 16 in Ostrava.

Sara Sorribes Tormo is a Spaniard on the rise, and at No 65, up from No 73, is now only one place off her career-high of No 64 achieved in June 2019.

She won the first 10 games of an extraordinary quarter-final against Sabalenka in Ostrava before being on the wrong end of a remarkable comeback.

Daria Kasatkina, who was ranked No.10 only two years ago, is enjoying a welcome return to form, with a three-set win over 6th seed Elena Rybakina after coming through qualifying to reach the Main Draw, rises from No 75 to No 70 as a result.

Under the revised ranking system, a player’s ranking will be comprised of her best 16 results in singles and best 11 results in doubles based on the points earned between March 2019 through December 2020.

The WTA has two tournaments left of 2020 with Upper Austria Ladies Linz next month and Open BLS De LIMOGES in December.



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