Badosa enters the Top-5 of the WTA ranking for the first time

Spanish tennis player Paula Badosa returns a ball during her match against Victoria Azarenka at the Adelaide International 2022.

Paula Badosa continues to make history in her tennis career. This week the 24-year-old Spanish tennis player appears in the highest position of her career in the WTA ranking and, for the first time, it sneaks into the Top-5 of the classification.

Badosa moves up one position compared to last week and is fifth in the standings with 4,429 points, just 23 points behind the Czech Karolina Pliskova, who is in fourth place with 4,452. Following in Badosa’s wake is GarbiƱe Muguruza, who climbs to sixth position in the standings with 4,195 points.

One more week the ranking is still led by the Australian Ashleigh Barty, who already has 114 weeks at the top of the ranking, with 8,330. Barty is more than 2,500 points ahead of Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, second with 5,698, and Czech Barbora Krejcikova, who sits in the Top-3 with 5,533 points.

The main novelty in the Top-10 that has motivated the rise of Badosa and Muguruza is the fall of the Polish Iga Swiatek, who this week falls from fourth to eighth position with 3,986 points. The other novelty is the return of the Tunisian Ons Jabeur, who enters with 3,070 and leaves the Australian Open finalist Danielle Collins out of the Top-10, now eleventh with 2,971 points.

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