WTA Rankings Winners And Losers Wimbledon: Jasmine Paolini top 5, Sonay Kartal, +108, Lulu Sun +70, Emma Raducanu +41

Shahida Jacobs
Jasmine Paolini Sonay Kartal Lulu Sun and Emma Raducanu move up in WTA Rankings
Jasmine Paolini Sonay Kartal Lulu Sun and Emma Raducanu move up in WTA Rankings

There have been some remarkable stories at Wimbledon 2024 and it has resulted in several incredible surges in the WTA Rankings for the likes Sonay Kartal, Lulu Sun and Emma Raducanu while Jasmine Paolini, Danielle Collins and Emma Navarro have also received boosts.

Iga Swiatek started the third Grand Slam of the year at the top of the rankings and she was never in any danger of losing the No 1 spot.

Although the Pole was stunned in the third round by Yulia Putintseva, she didn’t suffer any damage in the rankings as her nearest challenger Coco Gauff at the same stage while Aryna Sabalenka didn’t play due to injury.

WTA Top 10 Before Wimbledon

1. Iga Swiatek Poland – 11,585 points
2. Coco Gauff United States – 7,943
3. Aryna Sabalenka – 7,841
4. Elena Rybakina Kazakhstan – 6,026
5. Jessica Pegula United States – 5,025
6. Marketa Vondrousova Czech Republic – 4,463
7. Jasmine Paolini Italy – 4,228
8. Qinwen Zheng China – 4,055
9. Maria Sakkari Greece – 3,805
10. Ons Jabeur Tunisia – 3,801

As a result, Swiatek is set to remain at No 1 until well after the US Open while Gauff will keep the No 2 spot after Wimbledon.

Rybakina, meanwhile, remains alive for a second Venus Rosewater Dish at the All England Club and a title run will see her move ahead of Sabalenka.

Semi-finalist Paolini is already assured of cracking a career-best No 5 in the rankings following her run to the last four and will remain there even if she ends up winning the title.

Collins, a former world No 7, will return to the top 10 after reaching the fourth round while Jelena Ostapenko is also back in the top 10 following a run to the quarters.

Projected WTA Top 10 After Wimbledon

1. Iga Swiatek Poland – 11,285 points
2. Coco Gauff United States – 8,173
3. Aryna Sabalenka – 7,061
4. Elena Rybakina Kazakhstan – 6,376/6,896/7,596
5. Jasmine Paolini Italy – 4,998/5,518/6,218
6. Jessica Pegula United States – 4,665
7. Qinwen Zheng China – 4,055
8. Maria Sakkari Greece – 3,925
9. Danielle Collins United States – 3,702
10. Jelena Ostapenko Latvia – 3,418

The Big Winners

Sonay Kartel started Wimbledon 2024 at No 298, but she came through qualifying and then defeated the 28th seeded Sorana Cîrstea and Clara Burel before losing to Gauff in the third round.

Her reward is a 108-place surge to a career-high of No 190 as she earned 160 points for her run.

Lulu Sun was the big star at Wimbledon as she also came through qualies and reached the quarter-final, defeating eighth seed Zheng Qinwen and Emma Raducanu en route. The New Zealander is set to rise to No 53 from No 123.

Raducanu, meanwhile, is back in the top 100 after her run to the fourth round as she will jump 41 places to No 94 while former world No 2 Paola Badosa will get a 29-place boost and is projected to move to No 64 after reaching the round of 16.

Former world No 1 Caroline Wozniacki is set to move up 17 places to No 74 and Naomi Osaka just misses the top 100 as her 11-place jump is good enough for No 102 in the rankings.

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In the top 20, Emma Navarro is projected to move up three spots to a career-high no 14 after the American reached the quarter-final while Anna Kalinskaya is set to climb two places to a new best of No 16.

Donna Vekic is still in the hunt for the title as she is in the semi-final and she is on the brink of moving back into the top 20 after moving up 16 places. If she wins the title, she could move up to career-high No 11.

Former world No 2 Krejcikova, meanwhile, jumped 14 places to No 18 and she will be back in the top 10 if she is the last woman standing.

The Big Losers

Defending champion Marketa Vondrousova’s shock first-round defeat will result in an 11-place drop to No 17.

Ons Jabeur is also set for a drop after her third-round defeat as she will drop five spots to No 15 – leaving the top 10 for the first time since 2021.

Elina Svitolina – a semi-finalist last year – lost in the quarter-final against Krejcikova and will drop nine places to No 30.

The trio, though, have not been hit the hardest as former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will drop 77 places to No 202 although the Czech – who gave birth to her first child this week – will be able to use her protected ranking when she returns to action following maternity leave.

Belinda Bencic is also on maternity leave and will slip 50 places to No 142.

Lesia Tsurenko reached the third round at Wimbledon last year, but fell at the first hurdle this campaign and, as a result, will drop 30 places to No 89.