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Latest WTA Rankings 9 September 2019 - Barty returns to No. 1; Andreescu rises to No. 5 with U.S. Open triumph

  • Latest WTA rankings
  • Barty reclaims No. 1 ranking from Osaka
  • Andreescu rises to No. 5 with US Open title
Bianca Andreescu with her US Open trophy (PA Images)

There’s been a seismic shift in the layout of the WTA top 10 following the U.S. Open, with Ashleigh Barty returning to World No. 1 and Bianca Andreescu shooting into the top five courtesy of her maiden Grand Slam title.

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Andreescu continued her jaw-dropping season to claim her first major title at Flushing Meadows, defeating the legendary Serena Williams in straight sets in the final to become the first Canadian woman to win a Grand Slam singles title in the Open Era and the first teenager to claim major silverware since 2006.

The 19-year-old is on a 13-match winning streak after also securing the Rogers Cup title before the U.S. Open, while she hasn’t lost a completed match since March 1, also capturing the Indian Wells title earlier this year.

After starting the season ranked outside the top 100, Andreescu is now the new World No. 5 and has a chance to end the year at No. 1 if she continues to fire during the Asian swing.

“It’s so hard to explain in words but I’m just beyond grateful and truly blessed. I’ve worked really, really hard for this moment,” said Andreescu, who had won just two Grand Slam matches ahead of her US Open main draw debut.
“This year has been a dream come true. Being able to play on this stage against Serena, a true legend of the sport, is amazing.”

However, while Andreescu is undisputedly the hottest player on tour right now, she isn’t the World No. 1, with that honour reserved for French Open champion Barty, who leapfrogs Naomi Osaka for the top spot.

Bianca Andreescu (PA Images)
Osaka drops three places to No. 4 after her U.S. Open title defence ended in the fourth round at the hands of Belinda Bencic, and although Barty was also eliminated in the fourth round, the Aussie rises to No. 1 because she didn’t lose any points by reaching the same stage she did last year.

Karolina Pliskova, who also lost in the Round of 16, moves up to No. 2, while Elina Svitolina is the new No. 3 after reaching back-to-back major semi-finals at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.

Simona Halep drops two spots to No. 6, while Serena is down to No. 9. Bencic returns to the top 10 after making her first Grand Slam semi-final at the U.S. Open, while Johanna Konta is on the verge of her own top 10 return after making the quarter-finals.

Chinese star Wang Qiang is up to a career-high No. 12 following her run to a first Grand Slam quarter-final, beating Barty along the way, while last year’s semi-finalists Anastasija Sevastova and Madison Keys each fall seven rungs on the rankings ladder to No. 18 and No. 16 respectively.

A couple of Americans who made the fourth round in New York also made big leaps, with Taylor Townsend rising 33 places to No. 82 and Kristie Ahn climbing 48 spots to a career-high No. 93.

Latest WTA Rankings, Monday September 9


1. Ashleigh Barty (+1)
2. Karolina Pliskova (+1)
3. Elina Svitolina (+2)
4. Naomi Osaka (-3)
5. Bianca Andreescu (+10)
6. Simona Halep (-2)
7. Petra Kvitova (-1)
8. Kiki Bertens (-1)
9. Serena Williams (-1)
10. Belinda Bencic (+2)
11. Johanna Konta (+5)
12. Wang Qiang (+6)
13. Aryna Sabalenka
14. Sloane Stephens (-4)
15. Angelique Kerber (-1)
16. Madison Keys (-7)
17. Caroline Wozniacki (+2)
18. Anastasija Sevastova (-7)
19. Anett Kontaveit (+2)
20. Sofia Kenin


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Latest WTA Rankings 9 September 2019 - Barty returns to No. 1; Andreescu rises to No. 5 with U.S. Open triumph

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