Victorious in the only WTA tournament of the week, in Strasbourg, Barbora Krejcikova climbs to 33rd place in the world, her best career ranking.
Here is a non-seeded player that it would be better not to face in the first rounds of Roland-Garros. Barbora Krajcikova arrives launched in Paris, after her victory in Strasbourg, in the only WTA tournament on the week’s program. The 25-year-old Czech won the best ranking of her career on Monday, gaining five places to reach 33rd place in the world. This is the second best progression of the week, after the seven places won by Sorana Cirstea, now 53rd after having played in the final in Strasbourg (lost 6-3, 6-3). For the rest, the ranking has changed very little, and no player has changed place among the top 30. Ashleigh Barty still leads the Top 10 by a large margin, and only Naomi Osaka, second, could take her the No. 1 place after Roland Garros, depending on the Australian and Japanese results.
60 extra points for Andreescu
We will note all the same, in the Top 10, that the Canadian Bianca Andreescu took 60 points by winning two games in Strasbourg before giving up after the tournament, which allows her to get a little closer to Elina Svitolina, sixth . The French women did not shine in Alsace, with only four round of finalists (Cornet, Garcia, Burel, Tan). In the standings, the French are four between 51st and 65th place, and three between 115th and 149th place. A ranking that could change in the event of a good performance at Porte d’Auteuil, but the drawing of lots offers little room for optimism. It will take exploits!
TENNIS / WTA RANKING
Ranking as of May 31, 2021
1- Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 10 175 points
2- Naomi Osaka (JAP) 7 461
3- Simona Halep (ROU) 6 520
4- Aryna Sabalenka (BIE) 6 195
5- Sofia Kenin (USA) 5 865
6- Elina Svitolina (UKR) 5 835
7- Bianca Andreescu (CAN) 5 265
8- Serena Williams (USA) 4 821
9- Iga Swiatek (POL) 4 435
10- Karolina Pliskova (RTC) 4,345
51- Fiona Ferro (FRA) 1,500
58- Caroline Garcia (FRA) 1,350 (-1)
61- Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 1 320 (-1)
65- Alizé Cornet (FRA) 1 240