The first Grand Slam of the year has finally got its champions with the last final played on Sunday. Women’s Singles was played on Saturday that included Australia’s Ash Barty and American Danielle Collins where World Number 1 Australian proved why she is a top seed defeating Collins to win her 2nd Grand Slam.
Following the triumph, Ash Barty became the first Australian woman to win the Australian Open title in 44 years, she has witnessed an increase in her place on the top of the WTA rankings. Her lead has increased over Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus, who got ruled out in the fourth round of the Australian Open by Kaia Kanepi, to over 2600 points.
Top seed Barty, who won Wimbledon last year has been stunning throughout the calendar year and started her 2022 season with a Grand Slam win in Melbourne and the result in her WTA Rankings are easily understandable.
Danielle Collins, the runner of the Australian Open women’s singles, has achieved her highest ever ranking as she rises 20 places to 10th. The player since her comeback from health issues has been stunning and unbeatable.
Poland’s Iga Swiatek, who got beaten up by Collins in the semis of the Australian Open, has also gotten her compensation as she rose to her highest ever ranking by climbing up five spots to the fourth.
Czech tennis player, Barbora Krejčíková who won the French Open the previous year, has moved up one place to third. There are different fortunes for two second-round losers in Melbourne.
Spain’s Garbine Muguruza goes down four places to seventh, while Britain’s Emma Raducanu who won the US Open last year has risen five places to her best ranking of 13th.
1.) Ashleigh Barty (Australia) – 8331
2.) Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus) – 5698
3.) Barbora Krejčíková (Czechia) – 5533 (+1)
4.) Iga Swiatek (Poland) – 4456 (+5)
5.) Karolína Plíšková (Czechia) – 4452
6.) Paula Badosa (Spain) – 4429
7.) Garbiñe Muguruza (Spain) – 4195 (-4)
8.) Maria Sakkari (Greece) – 4071
9.) Anett Kontaveit (Estonia) – 3871
10.) Danielle Collins (USA) – 3071(+20)
11.) Ons Jabeur (Tunisia) – 3070 (-1)
12.) Elena Rybakina (Kazakhstan) – 2705
13.) Emma Raducanu (Britain) – 2664 (+5)
14.) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia) – 2638 (-3)
15.) Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) – 2531 (+2)
16.) Jessica Pegula (USA) – 2474 (+5)
17.) Cori Gauff (USA) – 2425 (-1)
18.) Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) – 2396 (+7)
19.) Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) – 2355 (+3)
20.) Angelique Kerber (Germany) – 2287