Aryna Sabalenka is the second-highest-ranked Belarusian in WTA rankings history, after former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka. It’s now been one of the most popular and searched questions: “Aryna Sabalenka has passed Naomi Osaka for No. 2”.
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Sabalenka is the first player in the past seven years to own the WTA Doubles No.1 ranking and also, she is ranked in the Top 10 in singles.
Also, Osaka has been ranked No. 1 by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and is the first Asian player to hold the top ranking in singles.
Though Osaka did better than Sabalenka in Cincinnati Open (third round compared to the second round), she was defending far more points from reaching the final of the WTA 1000 event last year (Sabalenka lost third round last year). The difference means that Sabalenka rises from No. 3 to No. 2 this week, with Osaka dipping from No. 2 to No. 3.
The shift comes just in time for the US Open seeds, which will be made off of this week’s WTA rankings. That means that No. 3 Osaka could now fall on the same half of the draw as No. 1 Ashleigh Barty, though she could be on No. 2 Sabalenka’s half, too.
There have been 27 women to reach No 1 and 12 women of number 2. Among them, Sabalenka is the 39th woman to reach the Top 2 in WTA rankings history.
WTA rankings as of 23 August
- Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 10,185 pts
- ArynaSabalenka (BLR) 7,010 (+1)
- Naomi Osaka (JPN) 6,666 (-1)
- Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 5,530
- Sofia Kenin (USA) 5,030
- ElinaSvitolina (UKR) 5,030
- Bianca Andreescu (CAN) 4,537
- IgaSwiatek (POL) 4,461
- BarboraKrejcikova (CZE) 4,273 (+1)
- GarbineMuguruza (ESP) 4,210 (-1)
What Aryan Sabalenka said about Naomi Osaka?
“She is so confident with her mind and she knows where she has to win point or game and she’s really a good fighter.
She is kind of an aggressive player. Well, it’s a, Well I am not in shock she made it. Really, because when I played against her, yeah I had some chances against her and that’s one thing which made me disappointed after US open but on another way she’s longer at this level and she’s, I would like to say that She is a top-five player like she is right now. And it’s ok I expect this from her.
Well, I think I am close but only if I will be confident with my mind. This is the only one thing.”
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