Muguruza goes third in WTA rankings after Finals win

By: AFP
Published: 07:25 PM, 22 Nov, 2021
Spain's Garbine Muguruza
Caption: Spain's Garbine Muguruza returns the ball to Estonia's Anett Kontaveit during their 2021 WTA Finals Tournament
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Spain's Garbine Muguruza jumped two places to number three in the WTA rankings released Monday after her victory in the season-ending WTA Finals in Guadalajara last week.

Beaten finalist Anett Kontaveit of Estonia gained one spot to go seventh.

The 28-year-old Muguruza was previously ranked third back in July 2018, while her compatriot Paula Badosa, whom she beat in the semi-finals, also leapt two spots to go eighth.

Australia's Ashleigh Barty remains firmly atop the rankings, followed by Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka.

WTA rankings as of November 22

1. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 7582 pts

2. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 6380

3. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 5685 (+2)

4. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 5135

5. Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) 5008 (-2)

6. Maria Sakkari (GRE) 4385

7. Anett Kontaveit (EST) 4351 (+1)

8. Paula Badosa (ESP) 3849 (+2)

9. Iga Swiatek (POL) 3786

10. Ons Jabeur (TUN) 3455 (-3)

AFP

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