WTA Rankings: New career-highs for Jessica Pegula, Coco Gauff and Daria Kasatkina

Jessica Pegula celebrates

The top two in the WTA Rankings remain unchanged as Iga Swiatek and Ons Jabeur lead the way, but there was plenty of movement behind them in the latest top 20 update.

Swiatek is sitting pretty at No 1 with 10,335 points on the back of winning eight tournaments in 2022 – including the French Open and US Open – and she is followed by Wimbledon and US Open runner-up Jabeur on 4,555 points.

Jessica Pegula, though, is now hot on the heels of the Tunisian as the American has climbed to a career-high of No 3 on the back of winning her maiden WTA 1000 title, the Guadalajara Open, on Sunday.

The 28-year-old moved up two places in the rankings and she is now just 239 points behind Jabeur, who hasn’t played since losing in the quarter-final of the Jasmin Open in early October.

Coco Gauff, who made her top 10 debut in September, is also into the top five for the first time as the 18-year-old moved up three places after reaching the quarter-final in Mexico while Guadalajara runner-up Maria Sakkari is up to No 5.

Caroline Garcia continues her brilliant form as the Frenchwoman is up to No 6 – her highest position since she reached No 4 back in September 2018.

Former world No 2 Aryna Sabalenka drops three places to No 7 while Daria Kasatkina, Veronika Kudermetova and Simona Halep complete the top 10.

Russian pair Kasatkina and Kudermetova, who reached the quarter-final in Mexico, have also reached career-highs with the latter into the top 10 for the first time after starting the year outside the top 30.

Former US Open finalist Madison Keys is up to No 11 while Paula Badosa falls out of the top 10 to No 12. Beatriz Haddad Maia is now at a career-high No 15 as the Brazilian moved up three places despite losing in the first round in Guadalajara.

One of the big losers over the past week was Anett Kontaveit as the Estonian dropped 14 places to No 17 as she didn’t compete in Mexico.

Further down the rankings, Victoria Azarenka sits at No 27, Naomi Osaka at No 43 and Bianca Andreescu at No 46.

Emma Raducanu remains the British No 1 despite dropping six places to No 76 as Hariett Dart sits at No 87.

WTA Rankings Top 20

1. Iga Swiatek Poland 10,335 points
2. Ons Jabeur Tunisia 4,555
3. Jessica Pegula United States 4,316
4. Coco Gauff United States 3,271
5. Maria Sakkari Greece 3,121
6. Caroline Garcia France 3,000
7. Aryna Sabalenka – 2,970
8. Daria Kasatkina – 2,935
9. Veronika Kudermetova – 2,795
10. Simona Halep Romania 2,661
11. Madison Keys United States 2,417
12. Paula Badosa Spain 2,385
13. Belinda Bencic Switzerland 2,365
14. Danielle Collins Untied States 2,292
15. Beatriz Haddad Maia Brazil 2,215
16. Petra Kvitova Czech Republc 2,097
17. Anett Kontaveit Estonia 2,093
18. Jelena Ostapenko Latvia 1,986
19. Liudmila Samsonova – 1,961
20. Ekaterian Alexandrova 1,910

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