Quebec’s Leylah Annie Fernandez is reaching her career-best ranking following a career path that helped her get to the quarterfinals at the France Open.
The 19-year-old Laval native climbed to 15th in the WTA rankings released on Monday. Bothered by a foot injury, Fernandez lost in three sets to Italy’s Martina Trevison at Roland Garros.
She missed Wimbledon due to a stress fracture in her right foot, which forced her to rest. She aims to return to action in early August, a week before the National Bank Open in Toronto.
Poland’s Iga Swiatek has dramatically increased her lead at the top of the world hierarchy of women’s tennis thanks to her victory at Roland Garros in the final against the American Cori Gauff, who is close to the top-10, in 13th place, her best ranking.
With 8631 points, Swiatek, who became No. 1 after the withdrawal of Australia’s Ashleigh Barty in early April and who remains on a streak of 35 consecutive victories, now has more than 4300 points ahead of the new No. 2, Estonian Anett Kontaveit.
Yet eliminated in the first round at Roland Garros, Kontaveit climbed three places, taking advantage of the huge underperformance of Barbora Krejcikova, title holder in Paris, and eliminated as soon as she entered the competition by the French Diane Parry.
The Czech paid a high price for this misstep, tumbling 12 places to 14th.
Just ahead of her, in 13th place, the unfortunate finalist of Roland-Garros, the young American Cori Gauff, 18 years old, wins ten places thanks to her beautiful Parisian fortnight.
Eliminated Porte d’Auteuil in the quarterfinals by Iga Swiatek, the American Jessica Pegula, 28, climbed to her best ranking and entered the top-10, in 8th place (+3).
The two semi-finalists defeated on the Parisian clay also made great progress: the Russian Darya Kasatkina, eliminated by Iga Swiatek, is now 12th (+8), and Martina Trevisan, a surprise guest at this level of the competition, jumped 32 places to now rank 27th in the world, a level that the 28-year-old Italian had never reached.
WTA ranking after Roland-Garros:
1. Iga Swiatek (POL) 8631 pts
2. Anett Kontaveit (EST) 4326 (+3)
3. Paula Badosa (ESP) 4245 (+1)
4. Ons Jabeur (TUN) 4150 (+2)
5. Maria Sakkari (GRE) 4016 (-2)
6. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 3966 (+1)
7. Karolína Plíšková (CZE) 3678 (+1)
8. Jessica Pegula (USA) 3255 (+3)
9. Danielle Collins (USA) 3255
10. Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) 3060
11. Emma Raducanu (GBR) 2975 (+1)
12. Darya Kasatkina (RUS) 2765 (+8)
13. Cori Gauff (USA) 2756 (+10)
14. Barbora Krejcíková (CZE) 2642 (-12)
15. Leylah Fernandez (CAN) 2605 (+3)
16. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 2596 (-3)
17. Belinda Bencic (SUI) 2585 (-3)
18. Angelique Kerber (GER) 2474 (-1)
19. Victoria Azarenka (ORF) 2330 (-4)
20. Simona Halep (ROM) 2196 (-1)
27. Martina Trevisan (ITA) 1748 (+32)
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