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 Barty9186
2Naomi Osaka7835
3Simona Halep7255
4Sofia Kenin5760
5Elina Svitolina5370
6Karolina Pliskova5205
7Serena Williams4915
8Aryna Sabalenka4810
9Bianca Andreescu4735
10Petra Kvitova4571
11Kiki Bertens4505
12Belinda Bencic4255
13Jennifer Brady3765
14Victoria Azarenka3535
15+3Iga Swiatek3483
16-1Garbiñe Muguruza3320
17-1Johanna Konta3206
18-1Elise Mertens3060
19Madison Keys2962
20Marketa Vondrousova2952


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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
1Novak Djokovic12,030
2Rafael Nadal9,850
3Daniil Medvedev9,735
4Dominic Thiem9,125
5Roger Federer6,630
6Stefanos Tsitsipas6,595
7Alexander Zverev5,615
8Andrey Rublev4,609
9Diego Schwartzman3,480
10Matteo Berrettini3,480
11Denis Shapovalov2,910
12Gael Monfils2,860
13Roberto Bautista Agut2,770
14+1David Goffin2,760
15-1Milos Raonic2,630
16Pablo Carreno Busta2,585
17Grigor Dimitrov2,575
18Fabio Fognini2,535
19Felix Auger-Aliassime2,516
20Stan Wawrinka2,365


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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.

READ MORE | ATP & WTA Tour Finals Round-up | Wednesday 13 January


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British ATP & WTA Top 10 Rankings

Ranking  PlayerPoints
33Dan Evans1589
49Kyle Edmund1095
67Cameron Norrie935
123Andy Murray547
188-1Liam Broady346
189+2Jay Clarke345
295James Ward170
308Jack Draper154
352Jan Choinski122
378+1Ryan Peniston109


14Johanna Konta3152
58Heather Watson1176
150Harriet Dart497
196Samantha Murray Sharan345
244-1Francesca Jones268
245-1Naiktha Bains268
256-2Jodie Burrage250
274-1Katie Swan235
324Katy Dunne174
340Amanda Carreras156


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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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