Livescore Sunday, April 21

The mantle of world No.1 in tennis is something every player aspires for but few ever achieve. 

When it comes to women’s singles, Serena Williams dominated for years but younger players have emerged to stake their claim for the crown.  

In 2022, only two women enjoyed time at the WTA summit and 2023 looks to be dominated by one name this time around. 

MORE: Who is the world No.1 in men’s tennis?

Who is the world No. 1 in women’s tennis?

Iga Swiatek remains the current world No.1 after replacing the retired Ashleigh Barty early in 2022.

The Polish 22-year-old most recently won the 2023 French Open to further cement her place at the top of the rankings. 

She still holds a lead of just under 1,000 points, but that is significantly smaller than it has been previously.

The pool of players in the top ten has remained mostly the same in the latest rankings update, with Beatriz Haddad Maia entering the fold and Daria Kasatkina dropping out.

WTA women’s singles rankings

Ranking Change Name Points
1 Iga Swiatek 8,940
2 Aryna Sabalenka 8,012
3 +1 Elena Rybakina 5,090
4 +1 Caroline Garcia 5,025
5 -2 Jessica Pegula 4,905
6 +1 Ons Jabeur 3,961
7 -1 Coco Gauff 3,435
8 Maria Sakkari 3,272
9 +1 Petra Kvitova 3,102
10 +4 Beatriz Haddad Maia 2,910

*Last updated June 13, 2023

Check out the full WTA rankings here.

How do tennis rankings work?

Women’s tennis world rankings are calculated by the WTA, who award points based on a player’s performance at particular tournaments. 

The further a player progresses in a sanctioned event, the more points they will be awarded. 

Grand slams provide the most points with 2000 awarded to the winner and 1200 to the runner-up. 

Points picked up from each tournament last for one year with rankings updated each week. 

When are tennis rankings updated?

Both the ATP and WTA update their rankings every Monday when tournaments aren’t running. 

So in general you can expect weekly updates aside from when Grand Slams are being competed. 

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