Iga Swiatek, number 1 in the long-term WTA rankings

Iga Swiatek, number 1 in the long-term WTA rankings

Rarely does the fall of a historic benchmark at the sporting level bring with it both constant and solid relief, but that is what has happened on the women’s circuit. Ashleigh Barty decided to retire from professional tennis at the top of her game, and no one could have suspected at the time that Each Swiatek He would gain relief with the naturalness and firmness he has been showing for months. The Australian has racked up 121 weeks at the top of the rankings WTA ranking, becoming the seventh tennis player in history who has spent more time in this position of honor, but the projection of the Pole is not less. And it is that he has more than 500 points ahead of his immediate pursuer, who for the moment is Our Jaberand in the months to come, you’ll have plenty of room to keep adding more.

It should be remembered that Swiatek’s great emergence came in February, when he chained titles in Doha, Indian Wells and Miami, before extending his streak with an immaculate earth tour. It is assumed that he will suffer a lot to, in 2023, match his performance to that of this campaign, but in the meantime he has weeks that can become a source of points that give him a greater advantage in the standings. He will only defend the semi-finals of the WTA 500 Ostrava and a victory at the WTA finals last year. This edition will come as a big favorite of the event that brings together the eight best of the season and before that they will have opportunities to continue adding, such as the WTA 500 San Diego or the WTA 1000 Guadalajara.

Swiatek reached number 1 on April 4, 2022 and has not left this position

Even the early stages of 2023 can give the Pole more joy in the form of added points in the standings, as she will defend the semi-finals in Adelaide and in Open Australia, as well as the second round in Dubai. If you add to all this the obvious inconsistency of all his pursuers, it is obvious that Iga can legitimize himself at the top practically forever. Only an unexpected emergence of a top-5 player between this final stretch of the year and the start of the next, and a biblical shipwreck on her part, could threaten her status as world number 1 before the month. of March 2023. Additionally, Kontaveit and Badosa will drop a lot of points in the coming weeks, with Pegula and the aforementioned Jabeur being the only ones with any real growth projection in their respective ranking boxes.

Each Swiatek He hasn’t left number 1 in the WTA rankings since conquering it on April 4, 2022. Perhaps no one could expect his stay to last so long that the option of a relay would completely fade into a time horizon where only the senses poles at the top. The Monday after Open Australia 2023 would be 41 weeks at the top, which is something really doable, as we mentioned before. That would still put her a long way from entering the all-time top 10 player with most weeks at No. 1, whose Wozniacki Cup currently scores, with 71 appearances. What is clear is that we are witnessing the forging of an empire in which there is no clear opposition and therefore everything seems to depend on Swiatek’s own performance.

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