Iga Swiatek confirmed as new WTA number one | Tennis News

PARIS: Poland’s Iga Swiatek has been confirmed as the new WTA number one in the ranking published on Monday, replacing retired Ashleigh Barty.
The 20-year-old celebrated her newfound status in style on Sunday, winning the Miami Open with a straight-set victory over four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka.
Swiatek’s victory makes her the fourth player in history to win the Indian Wells and Miami tournaments consecutively.
The former Roland-Garros champion already holds a substantial lead over Czech runner-up Barbora Krejcikova.
Miami runner-up Osaka jumped 42 places to 35th in the standings. The Japanese star hopes to secure top seeds for the other three majors this year.
WTA Top 20:
1. Iga Swiatek (POL) 6,711 pts (+1)
2. Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) 4,975 (+2)
3. Paula Badosa (ESP) 4,970 (+3)
4. Maria Sakkari (GRE) 4,705 (-1)
5. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 4,657
6. Anett Kontaveit (EST) 4,511 (+1)
7. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 4,197 (+1)
8. Danielle Collins (USA) 3,151 (+3)
9. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 3,070
10. Ons Jabeur (TUN) 2,975
11. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 2,805 (+1)
12. Emma Raducanu (GBR) 2,706 (+1)
13. Jessica Pegula (USA) 2,485 (+8)
14. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 2,473
15. Coco Gauff (USA) 2,345 (+2)
16. Angelique Kerber (GER) 2.297 (-1)
17. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 2,281 (-1)
18. Elena Rybakina (KAZ) 2,261
19. Leylah Fernandez (CAN) 2,156 (+3)
20. Simona Halep (ROM) 2,156 (-1)


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