WTA releases new rankings, Coco Gauff makes Top 5 debut

Coco Gauff, who is 18 years old and 183 days, will be the youngest woman to enter the Top 10 since 17-year-old Nicole Vaidisova in 2006.

WTA has announced new rankings that will ve updated on Monday. While Coco Gauff enters Top 10 for the first time, Jessica Pegula will have a Top 5 debut.

As Gauff is set to make her singles Top 10 debut, in 16 years, she will be the youngest player to make it to this ranking group. Following her run to the US Open quarterfinals, Gauff’s ranking inside the Top 10 was assured. The American teen will make her Top 10 debut at age 18, 183 days younger than Nicole Vaidisova, who made hers in 2006 at the age of 17. Since Serena Williams did it in 1999 when she was 17 years old, she is also the youngest American to have done it.

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Gauff had a standout season in 2022, which was highlighted by reaching her first Grand Slam final at Roland Garros. She also advanced to the final eight at the US Open. The WTA 1000 events at the Qatar TotalEnergies Open (Doha), National Bank Open presented by Rogers (Toronto), and WTA 500 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic saw her reach the quarterfinals. She also progressed to the semifinals of the WTA 250 Adelaide International and WTA 500 bett1open (Berlin) (San Jose).

After Danielle Collins in January and Jessica Pegula in June, she will be the third American to enter the Top 10 this season.

Gauff has now reached two significant ranking milestones so far this year. In August, she became the second-youngest player in history to receive the WTA World No. 1 Doubles Ranking.

Meanwhile, the Top 2 places are occupied by Iga Swiatek and Ons Jabeur respectively. The two will ve facing each other tomorrow at the US Open 2022 final for the battle of the title in New York.

Let us have a look at the Top 10 WTA Rankings that will be updated on Monday: