• The top 10 remained unchanged after the Palermo Ladies Open
  • The winner Fiona Ferro reached her career high at No.44, the runner-up Kontaveit came back into the Top-20
  • Johanna Konta and Heather Watson, the only Brits in the Top-100, will re-open their season in Lexington
LONDON, UK – Ashleigh Barty began her 34th week as the World No.1 in the WTA rankings. Fiona Ferro made her debut in the Top 50. Johanna Konta remains the Brit No.1

 

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The top 10 positions in the WTA Rankings remained unchanged after the first week after the restart. It’s far from surprising, as none of them played last week. Ashleigh Barty began his 27th straight week as the World No.1, the 34th overall, followed by Simona Halep, Karolina Pliskova and the Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin.

  1. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 8717 pts
  2. Simona Halep (RO) 6076
  3. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 5205
  4. Sofia Kenin (USA) 4590
  5. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 4580
  6. Bianca Andreescu (CAN) 4555
  7. Kiki Bertens (NED) 4335
  8. Belinda Bencic (SUI) 4010
  9. Serena Williams (USA) 3915
  10. Naomi Osaka (JPN) 3625

 

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WTA Ranking Movers of the week

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The Estonian No.1 Anett Kontaveit, runner-up in Palermo in her first tournament on clay since losing her debut match at 2019 Roland Garros, came back into the 20 in the WTA Rankings. She climbed back to No.20, six spots off her career-high No.14 (first achieved on April 1, 2019). In Sicily, she reached her sixth career WTA final and the third on clay. On that surface, she was runner-up also at 2017 Gstaad and 2019 Stuttgart.

The eventual champion Fiona Ferro, who became the 43rd French player into the Top 100 in the WTA rankings, broke for the first time into the Top 50. Thanks to her second WTA title in as many finals, she cliumbed to No.44. She had reached her previous career high No.52 last February after her only wins of 2020 season before tennis’ hiatus during second-round showings at Hobart, Australian Open and St. Petersburg.

 

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The top 10 Brits in the rankings

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The two Brits in the Top 100 in the WTA Rankings, Johanna Konta and Heather Watson are in the main draw here at the inaugural Top Seed Open in Lexington. The Brit No.1 reached the semifinals at Monterrey after losing opening match at previous three tournaments this season, before the lockdown. She re-entered Top 20 on June 10, 2019 for first time since March 2018 thanks to her historic run at Roland Garros. She recorded her first ever main draw win in Paris before
becoming the first British woman to reach the last four since Jo Durie’s run to the same stage in 1983.

 

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  1. Johanna Konta (World No.15) 2803 pts
  2. Heather Watson (51) 1122
  3. Harriet Dart (147) 430
  4. Samantha Murray Sharan (180) 345
  5. Naiktha Bains (223) 267
  6. Katie Swan (253) 235
  7. Jodie Burrage (287) 197
  8. Francesca Jones (320) 164
  9. Katy Dunne (323) 161
  10. Amanda Carreras (332) 154

 

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