WTA Rankings: Elena Rybakina close to entering the top 3
After her coup at the combined event in Rome, Kazakh Elena Rybakina climbed two places to fourth in the WTA ranking.
by Stefan Bergmann
last edit: May 22, 2023, 02:05 pm
With her second triumph at a WTA Tour 1000 event this season, Elena Rybakina has made another important leap forward in the WTA ranking. With the tournament victory at the classic clay court in Rome, the Kazakhs improved by two places to fourth place in the world rankings. Rybakina also won the Indian Wells hard court tournament in 2023 and was a finalist at both the Australian Open and Miami.
The native of Moscow is only 115 points behind Jessica Pegula, third in the world rankings. The American reached the quarter-finals at the French Open that started next week last year, Rybakina was eliminated in round three - so the 23-year-old has a good chance of being in the top three after the major event in Paris if her form remains the same climb the women's charts.
Grabher with a new career best
The Pole Iga Swiatek and the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka are at the very top with a respectable gap - while Swaitek is almost 1400 points ahead of Sabalenka, the lady from Minsk has a lead of more than 2300 points on Pegula. Ukraine's and Rome finalist Anhelina Kalinina climbs 22 positions to 25th.
There is still great news from Julia Grabher, who, thanks to her participation in the third round in the Italian capital, climbed another 15 places and with position 74 clearly achieved her best career performance. In the German women, Tatjana Maria (WTA No. 64) continues to lead ahead of Jule Niemeier (WTA No. 72).
Here is the current WTA ranking.