The Australian Ashleigh Barty, elected WTA Player of the Year 2019 and who fell in January in the semifinals of the Australian Open (first Grand Slam of the year), remains at the top of women’s tennis, leading the ranking for the 24th consecutive week the organization reported on Monday.
Barty, the 2019 winner of the Roland Garros Open, is the first Australian to top the women’s rankings since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1976.
They are followed in the world ranking by Romanian Simona Halep and Czech Karolina Pliskova, in that order.
Canadian Bianca Andreescu, winner of the 2019 US Open (last Grand Slam of the year), rose to fifth place.
For her part, the Spanish-Venezuelan Garbiñe Muguruza remains in the Top 20 after falling in the final of the Australian Open in January against the American Sofia Kenin, who entered the Top-10 (7th). Muguruza continued in 16th place. His compatriot Carla Suárez Navarro fell to 59 this week.
American Serena Williams remains in the Top-10 by occupying the ninth place.
Among the Latin American women, the Puerto Rican Mónica Puig, Olympic champion in Rio de Janeiro-2016, fell from 83 to 86.
WTA standings for Monday, February 17, 2020:
1. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 8367 points
2. Simona Halep (ROU) 5796
3. Karolína Plíšková (CZE) 5290
4. Belinda Bencic (SUI) 4720
5. Bianca Andresscu (CAN) 4665
6. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 4650
7. Sofia Kenin (USA) 4495
8. Kiki Bertens (HOL) 4335
9. Serena Williams (USA) 3915
10. Naomi Osaka (JPN) 3626
11. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 3962
12. Madison Keys (USA) 2962
13. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 2820
14. Johanna Konta (GBR) 2753
15. Petra Martic (CRO) 2586
16. Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) 2527
17. Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) 2431
18. Alison Riske (USA) 2360
19. Elena Rybakina (KAZ) 2141
20. Angelique Kerber (GER) 2090
59. Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) 994
80. Sara Sorribe (ESP) 767
86. Monica Puig (PUR) 750
93. Paola Badosa (ESP) 698. AFP