Titled in Rome, Elena Rybakina climbed to 4th place in the WTA rankings on Monday. A progression which Caroline Garcia paid the price for, still disappointing at Foro Italico and who fell to 5th place. Diane Parry, winner of the Clarins Trophy, returns to the Top 100.
We must hope for Caroline Garcia that the return to Parisian clay will give her wings. Since the beginning of March and her final lost in Monterrey against Vekic, the Lyonnaise has indeed been accumulating poor performances. And the Rome tournament added to Garcia’s increasingly long list of failures this season, with another premature elimination (defeat in the 2nd round) and without glory, against Colombian Osorio, 84th in the standings.
The player again trained by Bertrand Perret, to whom she had indicated the exit before winning the Masters when she had again become a player who scared the best, pays him in the ranking. Admittedly, not yet brutally, since Garcia only moved back a notch, this Monday, to slip from 4th to 5th place. At the same time, Elena Rybakina, a faller in particular on her way to the courts of Foro Italico by Iga Swiatek, still world number 1 at the dawn of Roland-Garros, has indeed imposed herself in Rome.
Parry back in the Top 100
This allows the Kazakh who had reached the final at the Australian Open and Miami and had won Indian Wells to climb two places and thus knock on the door of a podium still made up of Swiatek, Aryna Sabalenka and Jessica Pegula. This week, the Clarins Trophy also took place in Paris. Diane Parry, who created a sensation at home at the last Roland-Garros by ejecting Barbora Krejcikova, defending champion Porte d’Auteuil, from her debut, put her name on the list.
A performance which allows the Boulonnaise to carry out one of the most beautiful operations of this Monday, with 32 places better for the young French player, who takes the opportunity to find the Top 100 (77th). In great shape, she could well create some surprises on Parisian clay from Sunday.
TENNIS / WTA RANKING
Ranking as of Monday, May 22, 2023
1- Iga Swiatek (POL) 8 940 points
2- Aryna Sabalenka (BIE) 7 541
3- Jessica Pegula (USA) 5,205
4- Elena Rybakina (KAZ) 5 090 (+2)
5- Caroline Garcia (FRA) 5,025 (-1)
6- Coco Gauff (USA) 4 305 (-1)
7- Ons Jabeur (TUN) 3 541
8- Maria Sakkari (GRE) 3 391
9- Daria Kasatkina (RUS) 3 275
10- Petra Kvitova (RTC) 3,162
59- Alizé Cornet (FRA) 920 (+5)
77- Diane Parry (FRA) 764 (+32)