Muchova continues to recover, Rybakina hits a career high

The second WTA 1000 tournament of the season, the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, ended with Elena Rybakina crowned champion. She is among the players who have received significant boosts in this week’s edition of the WTA Rankings.

Swiatek’s stay at No. 1 continues

World No. 1 Iga Swiatek, a semifinalist at Indian Wells, continues her stay in the WTA Rankings. The next two weeks will mark his 51st and 52nd consecutive weeks at the top spot. She enters the 11th most weeks at No. 1 in Tour rankings history, surpassing Victoria Azarenka (51 weeks). Only three women have been ranked No. 1 for more consecutive weeks: Stefanie Graf (186), Martina Hingis (80) and Serena Williams (57).

Sabalenka stayed at No. 2 this week. The gap between No. 1 and No. 2 closed after reaching the Indian Wells final, but Swiatek still has a 3,235-point lead.

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Rybakina has achieved a career-high ranking

Playing in the 20th WTA 1000 tournament of her career, Elena Rybakina made it past the quarter-finals stage for the first time at this level and went all the way to the title. It was the fourth of his career and the first since he won Wimbledon.

With wins over Swiatek and Sabalenka, Rybakina became the first woman to defeat the top 2 players in the world in the semifinals and final of a singles tournament since Garbiñe Muguruza beat Karolina Pliskova and Simona Halep in Cincinnati in 2017. Rybakina moved up three places. career high number 7.

Gracheva, Muchova, Peterson get boost

Fresh off her first WTA final two weeks ago in Austin, Varvara Gracheva He took his strong form to the California desert. She breezed through qualifying and into the fourth round, upsetting Daria Kasatkina en route to her second career Top 10 win. (Gracheva’s first Top 10 win also came over Kasatkina at the Australian Open.) The 22-year-old has climbed 12 spots to a new career high of No. 54, up five spots from her previous ranking of No. 59. it hit last July.

Former World No. 19 Karolina Muchova After a he received another promotion return from abdominal and back injuries. She advanced to her second WTA 1000 quarter-final of the year (after Dubai) thanks to a second round victory over Victoria Azarenka and rose 21 places from No. 76 to No. 55. This is the highest position the 26-year-old Czech has had since January 2022. He was ranked 224th as last October.

Rebecca Peterson He owns the biggest ranking jump in the Top 100 this week. The former world No. 43 returns to the Top 100 after reaching the fourth round of Indian Wells, rising 27 places from No. 103 to 76. The 27-year-old Swede was ranked 145th in February, but reached her third career WTA final in Merida to start her recovery.

Linette, Fruhvirtova achieved new milestones

Australian Open semi-final Magda Linette It will make its Top 20 debut this week. The Pole fell in the second round of Indian Wells to Emma Raducanu, but still moves up two places to No.19.

exactly one year ago Linda Fruhvirtova He was ranked 279th. He gave the Czech teenager a 12-month lead as a fourth-round wild card in Miami. After reaching the second round of Indian Wells, the 17-year-old climbs three places to make his Top 50 debut at No. 50.

from Croatia Donna Vekic It returns to the top 20 after more than three years, climbing three places to number 20. The 26-year-old fell in the second round of Indian Wells to Lesia Tsurenko, but has otherwise made a strong start to 2023, her second Australian Open Grand Slam quarter-final and fourth WTA title in Monterrey. Vekic last ranked in the Top 20 in January 2020. It is off the mark of No. 19, which it set in November 2019.

Junior champions Havlickova and Korneeva have won ITF titles

Two significant ITF World Tennis Tour trophies have gone to the Grand Slam champions in the last fortnight. Roland Garros girls winner Lucie Havlickova, 17, won his first professional title as a qualifier at the Trnava W60 tournament two weeks ago, defeating Oceane Dodin in the final. The Czech has risen 71 places from number 345 to number 271.

Last week, the Australian Open girls champion Alina Korneeva won her second ITF title as a qualifier at the Pretoria W60, her ninth professional event. The 15-year-old defeated former World No. 25 Timea Babos in the final. Korneeva rose 220 places from number 570 to number 350.

Siniakova holds the number one doubles position

Katerina Siniakova reunited with Barbora Krejcikova in Indian Wells, and the Czech pair won their second doubles title as a team this year. Siniakova extends the next two weeks at No. 1, which will take her career rally to 91 weeks. That ties her with Sania Mirza for eighth place in history. Krejcikova remains at No. 2.

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