World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty’s name has been removed from the WTA Rankings. The Australian had asked to eliminate her name from it in the next rankings cycle, reported WTA Insider, which means, after the ongoing tournament in Florida, Miami Open is done, there will be a new World No. 1.
The Australian Open 2022 champion had announced her sudden retirement on Wednesday at the age of 25 shocked the whole sports fraternity. Three-times Grand Slam champion told them it was a very difficult situation for her full of emotions to share the retirement news with the world. The player took the help of her friend Casey Dellacqua and shared the surprising news through a video on her official Instagram handle.
Barty played her last match at the first Grand Slam of the year where she defeated Danielle Collins to win her third Grand Slam title in straight sets. After the player’s sudden retirement, Iga Swiatek is anticipated to become the new World No. 1. The Polish won the Indian Wells Masters 2022. Following the 20-year-old ‘s run this year, the Poland superstar jumped up at Number 2 after the BNP Paribas tournament.