Iga Swiatek becomes number one after Miami win


MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – April 02: Iga Swiatek of Poland poses with the Chis Evert WTA World No.1 trophy on Hollywood Beach after winning the womens single final on day 13 of the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium on April 02, 2022 in Miami Gardens, Florida (Photo by Robert Prange/Getty Images)

Poland’s Iga Swiatek was confirmed as the new Women’s Tennis Association number one in the rankings released Monday, replacing the resigned Ashleigh Barty.

The 20 year old celebrated her new status in style on Sunday, winning the Miami Open with a straight-sets victory throughout four time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka.

Iga Swiatek’s victory made her to be the fourth ladies’ player in history to win the Indian Wells and Miami tournaments one after the other.
The previous French Open champion as of now holds a significant lead over second ranked Czech Barbora Krejcikova.


Miami runner up Naomi Osaka hopped up 42 places to move into 35th in the rankings. The Japanese star will expect to get seedings for the remaining three majors of the year.

WTA top 20

No: 1. Iga Swiatek (POL) 6,711 pts (+1)

No: 2. Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) 4,975 (+2)

No: 3. Paula Badosa (ESP) 4,970 (+3)

No: 4. Maria Sakkari (GRE) 4,705 (-1)

No: 5. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 4,657

No: 6. Anett Kontaveit (EST) 4,511 (+1)

No: 7. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 4,197 (+1)

No: 8. Danielle Collins (USA) 3,151 (+3)

No: 9. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 3,070

No: 10. Ons Jabeur (TUN) 2,975

No: 11. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 2,805 (+1)

No: 12. Emma Raducanu (GBR) 2,706 (+1)

No: 13. Jessica Pegula (USA) 2,485 (+8)

No: 14. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 2,473

No: 15. Coco Gauff (USA) 2,345 (+2)

No: 16. Angelique Kerber (GER) 2,297 (-1)

No: 17. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 2,281 (-1)

No: 18. Elena Rybakina (KAZ) 2,261

No: 19. Leylah Fernandez (CAN) 2,156 (+3)

No: 20. Simona Halep (ROM) 2,156 (-1)