Victorious in the Linz tournament this Sunday, Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka climbs back to 10th place in the world, to the detriment of Serena Williams. This is one of the only changes of the week.
If many players have decided to end their season after Roland-Garros, Aryna Sabalenka has done well to continue! The 22-year-old Belarusian has indeed enriched her record with two titles this fall, in Ostrava (Czech Republic) in October and Linz (Austria) on Sunday. By beating Elise Mertens, she won the eighth title of her career (the third this season) and this allows her to finish the season in the Top 10.
Eleventh last Monday, Sabalenka has indeed overtaken Serena Williams to end up ninth, behind Kiki Bertens. She thus finds the best ranking of her career, which she had reached for the first time in February 2019. No other change can be reported in the Top 15. Ashleigh Barty will finish the world No. 1 season, even if she hasn’t played a game after the season resumed in August. But the regulations put in place during this very special 2020 season allowed him to keep all of his points acquired last year. US Open winner Simona Halep and Naomi Osaka finish on the podium. It should also be noted that Elise Mertens, the finalist from Linz, wins a place at the expense of Marketa Vondrousova, to end up 21st.
Dodin at the gates of the Top 100
On the French side, no Top 100 player was in Linz last week. Fiona Ferro therefore finished the year n ° 1 for France and 42nd in the world, just ahead of Caroline Garcia. Then follow Kristina Mladenovic and Alizé Cornet. Quarter-finalist in Austria, after going through the qualifications, Océane Dodin (24) gained eight places in the standings to find herself 107th. That might be enough for him to get straight into the Australian Open main draw. Australia, the next goal for all WTA players. If the coronavirus pandemic does not come to ruin everything of course.
TENNIS / WTA RANKING
Ranking as of November 16, 2020
1- Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 8,717 points
2- Simona Halep (ROU) 7 255
3- Naomi Osaka (JAP) 5,780
4- Sofia Kenin (USA) 5,760
5- Elina Svitolina (UKR) 5,260
6- Karolina Pliskova (RTC) 5 205
7- Bianca Andreescu (CAN) 4,555
8- Petra Kvitova (RTC) 4,516
9- Kiki Bertens (PBS) 4,505
10- Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 4,220 (+1)
42- Fiona Ferro (FRA) 1,497
43- Caroline Garcia (FRA) 1495
49- Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 1,335
53- Alizé Cornet (FRA) 1 290