Titled on Saturday in Melbourne in a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in her career, Aryna Sabalenka takes 2nd place in the WTA rankings, where she dislodges Ons Jabeur. Caroline Garcia, 4th before the Australian Open, fell to 5th position. Alizé Cornet tumbles 24 places (58th).
Like Jessica Pegula and Ons Jabeur, Caroline Garcia is one of the collateral victims of Aryna Sabalenka after her title on Saturday at the Australian Open. Winner of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in her career (she had stopped three times in the semi-finals), the Belarusian went from 5th to second place on Monday in the new ranking at the expense of Jabeur, dislodged from second place and who fell to third position, but also therefore from Pegula, now 4th, and from Garcia, who found herself 5th in the hierarchy when she had presented herself in Melbourne in the skin of number 4 worldwide. The Lyonnaise and winner of the last Masters was also one of the favorites. She unfortunately stopped in the 4th round, beaten by a Magda Linette who had never played so well since her debut. At 30, the Polish, semi-finalist of the tournament, appears this Monday in the 25 first world (22nd).
Above all, she played a nasty trick on our best player, who will therefore have to wait a little longer before perhaps one day lifting the trophy in a Major. Last year, Alizé Cornet, quarter-finalist in the Grand Slam in Melbourne for the first time in his life, did not go very far from the goal. This year, on the other hand, the Niçoise tripped over the entry mat, facing the finalist of the US Open 2021 Leylah Fernandez. Cornet loses a lot of points at the same time and plummets in the standings. The 33-year-old player drops 24 places, leaves the Top 50 and finds herself 58th. The French are moreover only two among the hundred best ranked, since Diane Parry, also eliminated in the 1st round (by the American Taylor Townsend), no longer appears in the To 100. Better and better…
TENNIS / WTA RANKING
Ranking as of Monday, January 30, 2023
1- Iga Swiatek (POL) 10 485 points
2-Aryna Sabalenka (BIE) 6 100 (+3)
3- Ounces of Jabeur (TUN) 5 210 (-1)
4- Jessica Pegula (USA) 5,000 (-1)
5- Caroline Garcia (FRA) 4,645 (-1)
6- Coco Gauff (USA) 3 992 (+1)
7- Maria Sakkari (GRE) 3 811 (-1)
8- Daria Kasatkina (RUS) 3,380
9- Belinda Bencic (SUI) 2 905 (+1)
10- Elena Rybakina (KAZ) 2 815 (+15)
58- Alizé Cornet (FRA) 927 (-24)