French Open 2020 champion Iga Swiatek rises to career-high 17th; Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal stay 1-2

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On this Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020 picture supplied by the French Tennis Federation FFT, Poland’s Iga Swiatek poses with the trophy within the locker room

French Open champion Iga Swiatek joined the Prime 20 for the primary time Monday by rising 37 spots within the WTA rankings to a career-best No. 17.

Rafael Nadal’s 6-Zero, 6-2, 7-5 victory over Novak Djokovic on Sunday for a 13th championship at Roland Garros and 20th Grand Slam trophy in all — tying Roger Federer’s document for males — didn’t change the highest of the ATP rankings.

Djokovic, who gained the Australian Open in February for his 17th main title, continues to be No. 1, with Nadal at No. 2, adopted by U.S. Open champion Dominic Thiem and Federer.

The 19-year-old Swiatek entered the French Open at No. 54 and have become the lowest-ranked feminine champion on the clay-court Grand Slam match because the WTA pc rankings started in 1975.

Her 6-Four, 6-1 victory over Sofia Kenin on Saturday gave Swiatek the primary tour-level title of any kind in her skilled profession and made her Poland’s first Grand Slam singles champion.

Kenin’s run to the ultimate — the primary time she made it to the quarterfinals on clay anyplace — allowed her to maneuver up two locations to No. Four, matching her profession excessive. The 21-year-old American went 16-2 in Grand Slam matches in 2020, successful her first such trophy on the Australian Open in February.

The highest three within the ladies’s rankings remained as they have been earlier than the French Open, with Ash Barty at No. 1, Simona Halep at No. 2, and Naomi Osaka at No. three. Serena Williams is No. 10.

When competitors resumed in August after a hiatus of about 5 months due to the coronavirus pandemic, the excursions determined to permit gamers to make use of both their 2019 or 2020 outcomes at any given match for rankings functions, so Barty wasn’t harm by sitting out the French Open a yr after successful it.

Osaka additionally sat out the journey to Paris this time, opting to relaxation and get better after her championship on the U.S. Open final month.

Halep did compete on the French Open, however her 6-1, 6-2 loss to Swiatek within the fourth spherical didn’t have an effect on the three-time main champion’s rating.

Within the ATP, Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman, who reached his first Grand Slam semifinal earlier than dropping to Nadal, cracked the Prime 10 for the primary time, leaping to No. eight from No. 14.

Russia’s Andrey Rublev additionally made his Prime 10 debut Monday, utilizing a second consecutive main quarterfinal look to go to No. 10 from No. 12.

The largest mover within the males’s Prime 100 was Jannik Sinner, whose quarterfinal exhibiting — he was crushed by Nadal — pushed the 19-year-old Italian up 29 locations to No. 46 from No. 75.

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