Tennis: Świątek 6th in WTA ranking, highest in her career

Iga Świątek was promoted from eighth to sixth place in the female tennis players world ranking. Australian Ashleigh Barty still heads the WTA ranking, followed by Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka and Czech Karolina Pliskova.

The latest WTA ranking does not take into account the points scored by players in 2019. This enabled Świątek, who recently reached the quarter finals of the US Open Grand Slam, to move up to sixth position.

She will now play in the WTA 500 tournament in Ostrava, Czech Republic, where she will be seeded “number one.”

The ranking only takes into account this year's results, which determines the WTA Finals - eight participants at the masters tournament at the end of the season. Świątek is still fifth and her chances of appearing in this competition are very high.

Leaders of the WTA Tour tennis players ranking - as of September 20:

1. (1) Ashleigh Barty (Australia) - 10075 points

2. (2) Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus) - 7720

3. (3) Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) - 5315

4. (4) Jelina Svitolina (Ukraine) - 4860

5. (7) Barbora Krejcikova (Czech Republic) - 4668

6. (8) Iga Świątek (Poland) - 4571

7. (6) Sofia Kenin (USA) - 4413

8. (5) Naomi Osaka (Japan) - 4326

9. (9) Garbine Muguruza (Spain) - 4135

10. (10) Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) - 4060

...

59. (52) Magda Linette (Poland) - 1122

110. (117) Magdalena Fręch (Poland) - 722

159. (153) Katarzyna Kawa (Poland) - 471

204. (203) Urszula Radwańska (Poland) - 347



The leaders of the WTA "Porsche Race" tennis players ranking:

1. Ashleigh Barty (Australia) - 6411 points

2. Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus) - 4669

3. Barbora Krejcikova (Czech Republic) - 4398

4. Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) - 3972

5. Iga Świątek (Poland) - 2921

6. Maria Sakkari (Greece) - 2842

7. Naomi Osaka (Japan) - 2771

8. Garbine Muguruza (Spain) - 2671

9. Ons Jabeur (Tunisia) - 2435

10. Elise Mertens (Belgium) - 2384

...

68. Magda Linette (Poland) 641

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