Updated at 18:06,01-03-2024

WTA rankings: Sabalenka remains 2nd, Azarenka drops 11 spots


WTA rankings: Sabalenka remains 2nd, Azarenka drops 11 spots
Aryna Sabalenka. Photo courtesy of the WTA
After winning the Australian Open title Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus kept her second position in the WTA rankings, BelTA has learned.

Aryna Sabalenka currently holds 8,905 points. World number one Iga Swiatek has 865 points more. Belarus’ Victoria Azarenka, who lost in the round of Last 16 in Melbourne, dropped 11 spots from the 22nd to 33rd with 1,471 points. Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich is 95th with 783 points.

WTA Top Ten:
1. Iga Swiatek (Poland) – 9,770 points;
2. Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus) – 8,905;
3. Coco Gauff (USA) – 7,200;
4. Jessica Pegula (USA) – 5,705;
5. Elena Rybakina (Kazakhstan) – 5,688;
6. Ons Jabeur (Tunisia) – 4,076;
7. Qinwen Zheng (China) – 3,950;
8. Marketa Vondrousova (Czechia) – 3,846;
9. Maria Sakkari (Greece) – 3,710;
10. Karolina Muchova (Czechia) – 3,520.

Jannik Sinner of Italy, the winner of the Australian Open men’s event, remained 4th in the ATP rankings, behind Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz and Daniil Medvedev. Ilya Ivashko of Belarus goes 187th.

ATP Top Ten:
1. Novak Djokovic (Serbia) – 9,855;
2. Carlos Alcaraz (Spain) – 9,255;
3. Daniil Medvedev (Russia) – 8,765;
4. Jannik Sinner (Italy) – 8,310;
5. Andrey Rublev (Russia) – 5,050;
6. Alexander Zverev (Germany) – 5,030;
7. Holger Rune (Norway) – 3,685;
8. Hubert Hurkacz (Poland) – 3,540;
9. Taylor Fritz (USA) – 3,195;
10. Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece) – 3,025.