WTA Rankings: Emma Raducanu’s massive jump to No 23 after record point haul with US Open title run
From No 150 in the WTA Rankings to No 23. That’s just one of the mind-boggling feats that Emma Raducanu has achieved following her US Open fairytale.
The 18-year-old stunned the tennis world in Flushing Meadows as she became the first qualifier – man or woman – to win a Grand Slam, defeating fellow teenager Leylah Fernandez 6-4, 6-3 in the final on Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday.
Raducanu’s rise up the rankings has been nothing short of astonishing as she was No 361 in the world when she made her WTA Tour debut at the Nottingham Open in June, losing in the first round.
Her run to the fourth round at Wimbledon in July saw her break into the top 200 as she jumped to No 179 before a runner’s-up finish at the WTA 125 Chicago helped her to reach No 150.
After coming through qualifying at the US Open – where she picked up 40 points – Raducanu went all the way and her title run earned her another 2,000 ranking points, which is the biggest haul in history.
Emma Raducanu earned 40 ranking points for her #USOpen qualies wins.
Thus, her 2,040 ranking points for winning the US Open as a qualifier is most ranking points a player has ever earned from a single tournament.
Even if Emma defends the title next year, she will lose points.
— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) September 12, 2021
The 2,040 points will see the teenager, who picked up a cheque of £1.8m after winning the US Open, rise to No 23, which means she is the new British women’s No 1, replacing Johanna Konta who has dropped outside the top 50.
Canadian Fernandez also climbed into the top 50 for the first time as the 19-year-old moved to No 28, up by 45 places.
Other notable players who reached career-highs after the US Open are French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova (7), semi-finalist Maria Sakkari (13), Ons Jabeur (18), Coco Gauff (19).
Top 30 WTA Rankings after US Open:
1. Ashleigh Barty (Australia) – 10,075 points
2. Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus) – 7,720
3. Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic – 5,315
4. Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) – 4,860
5. Naomi Osaka (Japan) – 4,796
6. Sofia Kenin (United States) – 4,692
7. Barbora Krejcikova (Czech Republic) – 4,668
8. Iga Swiatek (Poland) – 4,571
9. Garbine Muguruza (Spain) – 4,380
10. Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) – 4,060
11. Simona Halep (Romania) – 4,051
12. Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) – 3,820
13. Maria Sakkari (Greece) – 3,750
14. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia) – 3,590
15. Angelique Kerber (Germany) – 3,245
16. Elise Mertens (Belgium) – 3,140
17. Elena Rybakina (Kazakhstan) – 3,068
18. Ons Jabeur (Tunisia) – 2,975
19. Coco Gauff (United States) – 2,815
20. Bianca Andreescu (Canada) – 2,777
21. Jennifer Brady (United States) – 2,695
22. Karolina Muchova (Czech Republic) – 2,632
23. Emma Raducanu (Great Britain) – 2,571
24. Daria Kasatkina (Russia) – 2,460
25. Jessica Pegula (United States) – 2,425
26. Danielle Collins (United States) – 2,330
27. Paula Badosa (Spain) – 2,303
28. Leylah Fernandez (Canada) – 2,254
29. Anett Kontaveit (Estonia) – 2,205
30. Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia) – 2,040
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