ATP and WTA Rankings: Simona Halep closer to Barty



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ATP and WTA Rankings: Simona Halep closer to Barty

With the Challengers in Prague and Todi, the ATP ranking has started to move again. Although to see significant moves we will obviously have to wait until next week with the Western and Southern Open, a tournament that will be the backdrop to the US Open and, in this particular season, with the striking bubble background of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Novak Djokovic will continue to watch everyone from the top of the ranking, with the new calculation system that could still shuffle the tables between now and December.

The window of validity of the ranking has in fact been extended to 22 months, or to the period from March 2019 to December 2020: a very positive news for Rafael Nadal, just to be clear. We have to recall that to complete the Top-10 there are Dominic Thiem, Roger Federer (who will come back on the ATP Tour only in January, for the Australian Open 2021 - ed.), Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, Matteo Berrettini, Gael Monfils and David Goffin.

All stable in the Top-10 of the WTA Ranking

No change in the Top-10 of the WTA ranking after the tournaments in Prague and Lexington. Simona Halep, champion in the Czech Republic, consolidates the second position, with Serena Williams who will have to wait to enter to the Flushing Meadows bubble to try to gain some points.

Ashleigh Barty is always in the lead, despite she will not be in the United States for the Western and Southern Open and for the much awaited US Open 2020. Elise Mertens earns the 22nd position in spite of Angelique Kerber. But after the Top Seed Open of Lexington the most significant leap is obviously that of Jennifer Brady.

In fact the queen of Kentucky gains nine positions and retouches the best ranking to position number 40. Cori Gauff does the same thing: in fact after the semifinal in the United States evetn she will be number 48 for the first time in her career.

Jil Teichmann (54) and Kristyna Pliskova (60) also gain nine positions. After the success against Serena Williams in the semifinals, Shelby Rogers got 21 positions, to the world no. 96, coming back in the Top-100 of the ranking.

Camila Giorgi confirms the leadership in the Italian ranking remaining stable on step number 71. Also in this case, to see significant movements in the ranking it will be necessary to wait for the start of the Western and Southern Open and then the US Open.

With many players not going to be in New York, both rankings could have some significant changes, even in regards to the top-10.