Aryna Sabalenka in the second round of the Nature Valley International, WTA Eastbourne 2018
Aryna Sabalenka in the second round of the Nature Valley International, WTA Eastbourne 2018 | Jimmie48 Tennis Photography

Tennis | Latest ATP & WTA Rankings and British Top 10 – 18 January 2021

  • Antalya semi-finalist David Goffin gains in this week’s ATP Top 20 rankings
  • On the WTA side, Aryna Sabalenka’s continuing winning streak sees a 3-point jump in the WTA Rankings
  • Jodie Burrage’s main draw debut sees her jump 9 places in the rankings
LONDON, UK – The first rankings of the new season are out while players now wait it out before the tour resumes ahead of the Australian Open.

 

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WTA Rankings

Ranking  PlayerFLAGPoints
1Ashleigh Barty7980
2Barbora Krejcikova5073
3Aryna Sabalenka4853
4Iga Swiatek4776
5Anett Kontaveit4721
6+1Maria Sakkari4436
7-1Paula Badosa4424
8Karolina Pliskova4242
9Garbine Muguruza3235
10Ons Jabeur3065
11Danielle Collins2972
12Jelena Ostapenko2880
13Emma Raducanu2635
14Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova2473
15+1Victoria Azarenka2271
16+2Angelique Kerber2232
17+2Cori Gauff2231
18-3Elina Svitolina2207
19-2Jessica Pegula2206
20Elena Rybakina2101

 

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Aryna Sabalenka’s career-best winning streak see her as the only upward mover in this week’s WTA Top 20. She extended her winning streak, from her back to back wins at the end of last season n Ostrava and Linz, to claiming the inaugural Abu Dhabi title.

She was unstoppable once more, and dropped just one set on the way to the title.

 

ATP Rankings

Ranking  Player Points
1Daniil Medvedev8615
2Novak Djokovic8465
3Alexander Zverev7515
4Rafael Nadal6515
5Stefanos Tsitsipas6325
6+1Matteo Berrettini4928
7-1Andrey Rublev4590
8Casper Ruud3915
9Felix Auger-Aliassime3883
10+1Jannik Sinner3495
11-1Hubert Hurkacz3468
12Cameron Norrie3305
13Denis Shapovalov3020
14Diego Schwartzman2660
15Roberto Bautista Agut2480
16Pablo Carreno Busta2220
17Reilly Opelka2156
18Nikoloz Basilashvili2121
19Carlos Alcaraz2056
20Taylor Fritz2010

 

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Despite falling in the ATP Antalya semi-finals, David Goffin was the only riser in the ATP Top 20, but further down the chain Hubert Hurkacz, who lifted the ATP Delray Beach title edged back into the Top 30, just one place behind the career high of No. 28 he achieved last February.

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British ATP & WTA Top 10 Rankings

RankingARROWMOVEPlayerPoints
12Cameron Norrie3305
29Daniel Evans1542
88-4Andy Murray733
124+2Liam Broady528
146-1Jack Draper347
171+2Jay Clarke347
235+7Ryan Peniston233
259+1Kyle Edmund206
299-1Aiden McHugh162
318-11Paul Jubb147

 

Ranking  PlayerPoints
13Emma Raducanu2635
113+7Heather Watson572
122-1Harriet Dart525
127+9Katie Boulter502
154-1Francesca Jones420
204+5Jodie Burrage318
213+42Katie Swan310
292-15Samantha Murray Sharan226
310+3Sarah Beth Grey208
321+5Naiktha Bains194

 

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This week’s riser was Jodie Burrage, who made it into the WTA Abu Dhabi main draw as a lucky loser, where she lost out to compatriot Heather Watson.

Francesca Jones dropped a couple of places despite lighting up the Australian Open qualifying rounds to make it to her first Slam main draw.

Cameron Norrie jumped up 7 spots with reaching the semi-finals of Delray Beach.

READ MORE | Tennis | Australian Open | Fran Jones roars through qualifying to make Australian Open main draw

 

Next Tournaments

The situation in Australia now sees 72 players in hard quarantine – note this means that their 5-hour practice privileges have been revoked for the 14 days.

READ MORE | Tennis | Australian Open 2021 | Craig Tiley talks to media as Slam plans unravel with players in hard lockdown

Players have refrained from a lot of the initial complaining to show various work-outs in their hotel rooms, and just two days after their quarantine ends, the season will restart with two ATP 250 events, ATP Cup ant two WTA 500 events, but it remains to be seen how many of the players opt to play a warm-up week.

The season will recommence on 31 January.

 

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