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Aryna Sabalenka climbs three locations to fourth in WTA rankings after beating Ashleigh Barty in Madrid Open last

It was Sabalenka’s tenth profession title however her first on clay and, three weeks earlier than Roland Garros, highlighted the 23-year-old’s enchancment on the floor.

Aryna Sabalenka beat Ashleigh Barty to win the 2021 Mutua Madrid Open, her first clay courtroom title and tenth total. AP

Paris: Aryna Sabalenka’s victory over world primary Ashleigh Barty within the last of the Madrid Open this weekend noticed the Belarusian climb three locations to fourth within the new WTA rankings launched on Monday.

It was Sabalenka’s tenth profession title however her first on clay and, three weeks earlier than Roland Garros, highlighted the 23-year-old’s enchancment on the floor.

Sabalenka was crushed by Barty within the last in Stuttgart final month, however bought her revenge at Caja Magica, a smashing 6-0, 3-6, 6-4 victory profitable the largest title of her profession.

“One thing has modified in my thoughts this yr,” Sabalenka stated after the ultimate. “I am not likely afraid of this floor anymore.”

Petra Kvitova, who reached the quarter-finals in Madrid, climbs two locations to 10 whereas Spain’s Paula Badosa’s journey to the semi-final noticed him climb 20 locations to rank 42.

WTA rating as of Might 10:

1. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 10,090 pts

2. Naomi Osaka (JPN) 7,650

3. Simona Halep (ROM) 6,520

4. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 6 195 (+3)

5. Sofia Kenin (United States) 5,905 (-1)

6. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 5,835 (-1)

7. Bianca Andreescu (CAN) 5,265 (-1)

8. Serena Williams (United States) 4,850

9. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 4,660

10. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 4 160 (+2)

11. Belinda Bencic (SUI) 4,140

12. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 4 110 (+1)

13. Jennifer Brady (United States) 3,830 (+1)

14. Elise Mertens (BEL) 3,685 (+2)

15. Iga Swiatek (POL) 3,555 (+2)

16. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 3,526 (-1)

17. Kiki Bertens (NED) 3,470 (-7)

18. Johanna Konta (GBR) 3,236

19. Maria Sakkari (GRE) 3 130

20. Karolina Muchova (CZE) 2,816

42. Paula Badosa (ESP) 1,626 (+20)

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