Posted: 03.10.2022 12:23:00

Aryna Sabalenka moved up to 5th place in WTA ranking

Belarus’ currently best tennis player Aryna Sabalenka has risen by one line and now occupies the fifth place in the updated version of the Women’s Tennis Association rankings


Meanwhile, Victoria Azarenka has lost two positions and is now placed 24th. Aliaksandra Sasnovich remained the 31st racket of the world while Yulia Gotovko dropped from 234th place to 241st.

The top-10 as of October 3rd looks like this: 1. Iga Swiatek (Poland); 2. Ons Jabeur (Tunisia); 3. Anett Kontaveit (Estonia); 4. Paula Badosa (Spain); 5. Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus); 6. Jessica Pegula (USA); 7. Maria Sakkari (Greece); 8. Corey Gauff (USA); 9. Simona Halep (Romania); 10. Caroline Garcia (France).

Compared to the previous version, Kontaveit with Badosa, as well as Sabalenka with Pegula changed their positions.

In the men’s rankings, the best of the Belarusian masters of the big racket Ilya Ivashka, who reached the Sofia Open quarterfinals last week, has risen one line and currently occupies the 70th position. Egor Gerasimov lost 18 places and flew out of the top-200, being ranked 212th.

Top-10 among men looks like this: 1. Carlos Alcaraz (Spain); 2. Rafael Nadal (Spain); 3. Casper Ruud (Norway); 4. Daniil Medvedev (Russia); 5. Alexander Zverev (Germany); 6. Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece); 7. Novak Djokovic (Serbia); 8. Cameron Norrie (Great Britain); 9. Andrey Rublev (Russia); 10. Hubert Hurkacz (Poland).

The Italian Jannick Sinner dropped out of top-10, whose position was taken by Hurkacz. Moreover, Nadal and Ruud switched places. It is curious that representatives of one country took the first two lines of the table of ranks for the first time since 2000, when the Americans Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras were in the lead.