Ranking reshuffle: Unveiling the twists and turns in women’s tennis post-Roland Garros

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In this quick overview of the Top 100 rankings in women’s tennis, we delve into the latest developments following Roland Garros. From Iga Swiatek’s continued dominance at the top to the remarkable surges by Mayar Sherif and Jasmine Paolini, this analysis provides insights into the recent ups and downs of the tennis elite.

Beatriz Haddad Maia
Beatriz Haddad Maia of Brazil

Top 20 rankings overview

Winning her third Roland Garros, Iga Swiatek is extending her stay atop the WTA rankings for the 63rd consecutive week. She is 928 points ahead of second-ranked Aryna Sabalenka, who had a chance to dethrone her from the No.1 spot, but lost in the French Open semifinals while she had to go one match further than the Pole in Paris.

Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan took over the No.3 position from American Jessica Pegula, who will remember the 2023 French Open for food poisoning that made her first few days in Paris a nightmare. Still, Pegula remains in the Top 5.

Following her semifinal run at Roland Garros, Beatriz Haddad Maia of Brazil has broken into the Top 10.

Karolina Muchova climbs 27 spots to a career-high No.16 following her first appearance in a Grand Slam final.

Biggest rises and new career-highs in the Top 100

New mom on Tour Elina Svitolina has made the biggest ascend of 119 spots to No.73, as the former world No.3 followed up her Strasbourg title with an impressive run to Roland Garros quarterfinals.

Mayar Sherif of Egypt lost in the second round of the French Open, but then went straight to Croatia where she saved six championship to prevail in the WTA 125 Makarska Open final against Jasmine Paolini. As a result of her outstanding performance, Sherif has soared 14 positions in the rankings, reaching a career-high No.40. Similarly, Paolini’s noteworthy achievements have propelled her to her best-ever ranking position, securing the No.42 spot.

Elina Avanesyan‘s extraordinary journey as the fifth lucky loser to reach the fourth round in a Grand Slam during the Open Era propelled her up the rankings by a staggering 54 places, landing her at No.80. Another notable achievement came from Sara Sorribes Tormo, who made her debut in the Grand Slam round of 16 and experienced a remarkable climb of 50 spots, securing the No.82 ranking position.

Croatian-born American Bernarda Pera played the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time and that result took her to a new career-high of No.27.

Nosedives in the updated WTA Top 100

Leylah Fernandez, who reached the quarterfinals of Roland Garros in 2022, experienced the most significant decline within the Top 100 rankings. The Canadian was unable to replicate her previous achievement and suffered a second-round exit at this year’s French Open, resulting in a drop of 46 spots, placing her at No.95.

Last year’s Roland Garros semifinalist Martina Trevisan got knocked out in the first round this time around and fell 39 spots to No.63.

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