Tennis: Young Polish players reach their highest rankings

Poland’s promising tennis players Iga Świątek and Hubert Hurkacz have risen in the WTA and ATP global rankings to their highest places.

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After reaching the fourth round of Australian Open, Świątek moved up from 56th to 48th place in the WTA ranking. This is the highest position in the 18-year-old’s career. However, she is not the highest-classified Pole in the table. Magda Linette, who despite losing in the first round of Australian Open, rose one place to 42nd. Linette attained her highest position in the ranking in September 2019 when she was placed 41st.

The leader of the WTA ranking is Ashleigh Barty of Australia, followed by Simona Halep from Romania and Karolína Plíšková of the Czech Republic.

Amongst the men, Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz also ascended to his highest position in the ATP ranking. He climbed from 31st to 28th place. The 22-year-old Polish player also competed in the Australian Open but went out in the second round.

Another Polish player, Kamil Majchrzak, who was absent in Melbourne, dropped out of the TOP 100. He moved from 97th to 105th position.

The ATP ranking leader is Serbian player Novak Djoković, the winner of Australian Open. He stretched his lead over the second-place Spaniard Rafael Nadal, who was knocked out in the quarterfinal in Melbourne. The Swiss veteran player Roger Federer remains in third.