WTA Rankings: Iga Swiatek leads the way, Ons Jabeur at No 2, Coco Gauff in top 10, Emma Raducanu falls to No 83

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Iga Swiatek celebrates Credit: PA Images
Iga Swiatek celebrates Credit: PA Images

The post-US Open WTA Rankings have been released and newly-crowned champion Iga Swiatek has opened a massive gap at the top, Ons Jabeur is back at No 2, Jessica Pegula and Coco Gauff have reached new career-highs in the top 10 and Emma Raducanu has dropped out of the top 80.

Swiatek was assured of staying top of the rankings ahead of the season-ending Grand Slam, but she continued her dominant season as she brushed aside Jabeur in straight sets in the final on Saturday.

By winning her seventh title of the season, the Pole added 2,000 points to her tally although 240 were deducted as she reached the fourth round at Flushing Meadows last year.

The 23-year-old sits on an impressive 10,365 points, having also won the French Open, four WTA 1000 events, one WTA 500 tournament while she also reached the semi-final of the Australian Open.

Swiatek is 5,275 points clear of second-placed Jabeur, who jumps three places in the rankings after picking up 1,170 points with her run to the final.

The Tunisian, of course, would have had a few points to her name if Wimbledon offered points as she also reached the final at SW19. The 28-year-old also secured her place at the season-ending WTA Finals with her success in New York, joining Swiatek in the field.

Jabeur is followed by Anett Kontaveit from Estonia, Spaniard Paula Badosa and American Jessica Pegula.

The 28-year-old Pegula who reached the quarter-final of her home Grand Slam, is now at a career high No 5 and remains the American No 1 as she still has a comfortable lead over Gauff.

Teenager Gauff also reached the last eight at Flushing Meadows as she moves into the top 10 for the first time after climbing four places to No 8. Gauff started the tournament as the doubles world No 1, but she slipped four places after losing in the first round.

Former world No 4 Caroline Garcia is back in the top 10 on the back of her run to the semi-final as she now sits at No 10.

Further down the rankings and 2021 US Open winner Raducanu has dropped 72 places after losing in the first round against Alize Cornet. Having come through qualifying last year, Raducanu dropped 2,030 points and now sits at No 83.

The 19-year-old, though, remains British No 1 by the slimmest of margins as she is just 11 points ahead of Harriet Dart, who reached the second round at the US Open.

WTA Rankings Top 20

1. Iga Swiatek Poland 10,365 points
2. Ons Jabeur Tunisia 5,275
3. Anett Kontaveit Estonia 4,300
4. Paula Badosa Spain 3,980
5. Jessica Pegula United States 3,501
6. Maria Sakkari Greece 3,480
7. Aryna Sabalenka – 3,470
8. Coco Gauff United States 3,047
9. Simona Halep Romania 3,025
10. Caroline Garcia France 2,930
11. Daria Kasatkina – 2,895
12. Garbine Muguruza Spain 2,776
13. Veronika Kudermetova – 2,436
14. Belinda Bencic Switzerland 2,335
15. Jelena Ostapenko Latvia 2,325
16. Danielle Collins Untied States 2,277
17. Madison Keys United States 2,248
18. Beatriz Haddad Maia Brazil 2,238
19. Petra Kvitova Czech Republc 2,187
20. Karolina Pliskova Czech Republic 2,007

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