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“Incredible Iga”: Iga Swiatek leads the women’s rankings as Annet Kontaveit takes big leap

Here's a look at the latest updated women's rankings post the 2022 French Open.

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Iga Swiatek, the Polish tennis player who won the women’s singles title at the French Open on Saturday, has more than quadrupled her advantage at the top of the WTA rankings, which were revealed on Monday.

Iga Swiatek leads the rankings post French Open triumph

"Incredible Iga": Iga Swiatek leads the women's rankings as Annet Kontaveit takes big leap - THE SPORTS ROOM

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Iga Swiatek had entered the clay-court major a fortnight ago with a 2,150-point lead over then-No. 2 Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic — 7,061 to 4,911. This was Swiatek’s second singles title at Roland Garros after her run to the trophy in 2020.

However, following her victory in the clay-court major, where she defeated American teenager Coco Gauff in the final, Swiatek currently leads new world No. 2 Anett Kontaveit of Estonia by 4,305 points – 8,631 to 4,326.

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According to tennis.com, Swiatek’s 8,631 points are 60 higher than Kontaveit’s 4,326 and No. 3 Spaniard Paula Badosa’s 4,245 combined (8,571).

Meanwhile, Kontaveit has risen to No. 2 for the first time in her career, while Tunisian Ons Jabeur has risen from No. 6 to No. 4 to mark her top-5 debut. Jessica Pegula of the United States, coming off her first Roland Garros quarterfinal, has broken into the top ten, leapfrogging from No. 11 to No. 8.

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She has surpassed Danielle Collins, who was rated No. 9 at the time, to become the new American No. 1. According to the article, Pegula is the 32nd American woman to reach the top ten in WTA history.

Gauff, who lost the French Open final to Swiatek, is also on the verge of top-10, having surged from No. 23 to a new high of No. 13. She became the youngest American woman to reach a Grand Slam final since Serena Williams at the 1999 US Open, according to the report.

Women’s rankings post the 2022 French Open

"Incredible Iga": Iga Swiatek leads the women's rankings as Annet Kontaveit takes big leap - THE SPORTS ROOM

  1. Iga Swiatek- 8631 points
  2. Annet Kontaveit- 4326 points
  3. Paula Badosa- 4245 points
  4. Ons Jabeur- 4150 points
  5. Maria Sakkari- 4016 points
  6. Aryna Sabalenka- 3966 points
  7. Karolina Pliskova- 3678 points
  8. Jessica Pegula- 3255 points
  9. Danielle Collins- 3255 points
  10. Garbine Muguruza- 3060 points
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