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Maria Sakkari Only Climber in WTA Top 20, Ashleigh Barty Stays at Top

Tennis star Maria Sakkari (AP)

Tennis star Maria Sakkari (AP)

Maria Sakkari climbed one place to No. 6 and exchanged places with Spaniard Paula Badosa in the latest WTA rankings.

Maria Sakkari was the only climber in the top 20 of the WTA rankings released on Monday, climbing one place to No. 6 and exchanging places with Spaniard Paula Badosa.

No. 1 Ashleigh Barty retained a huge lead over Czech Barbora Krejcikova.

Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka stays third but is one of five women in the top 30 who have become stateless afer the WTA ruled players from her country and Russia cannot compete under their national flags due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Belarus is an ally of Russia’s and hosted troops used in the invasion.

The top-ranked Ukrainian, Elina Svitolina dropped three places to 18th but Dayana Yastremska jumped 37 places to 103 following her emotional run to Sunday’s final in the Lyon.

1. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 7980 pts

2. Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) 5073

3. Aryna Sabalenka 4853

4. Iga Swiatek (POL) 4776

5. Anett Kontaveit (EST) 4721

6. Maria Sakkari (GRE) 4436 (+1)

7. Paula Badosa (ESP) 4424 (-1)

8. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 4242

9. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 3235

10. Ons Jabeur (TUN) 3065

11. Danielle Collins (USA) 2972

12. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 2880

13. Emma Raducanu (GBR) 2635

14. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2473

15. Victoria Azarenka 2271 (+1)

16. Angelique Kerber (GER) 2232 (+2)

17. Cori Gauff (USA) 2231 (+2)

18. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 2207 (-3)

19. Jessica Pegula (USA) 2206 (-2)

20. Elena Rybakina (KAZ) 2101

Selected

21. Leylah Fernadez (CAN) 2066

26. Simona Halep (ROM) 1936 (+1)

29. Madison Keys (USA) 1690 (-1)

31. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 1585

41. Shuai Zhang (CHN) 1225 (+23)

44. Bianca Andreescu (CAN) 1198 (-1)

78. Naomi Osaka (JPN) 826 (+2)

103. Dayana Yastremska (UKR) 641 (+37)

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first published:March 07, 2022, 20:35 IST