Slight change in tennis rating

The new classification issued on Monday by the Association of Tennis Professionals and Professional Tennis Associations witnessed only one change in the top twenty club in the two categories, and the women’s was with the rise of Ukrainian Elina Svitolina to fifth place. Svitolina climbed one place at the expense of American Sofia Kenin to coincide with the start of the US Open, the last of the four Grand Slams, as a result of her winning the Chicago American Championships Saturday by defeating French Alize Cornet 7-5, 6-4 in the final, winning her first title of 2021 and sixteenth in her career.

As for runner-up Cornet, she climbed 12 places to 65th, but is still far from her best ranking (11 in 2009).
Saturday also witnessed the crowning of Estonian Annette Kontaveit with the title of the American Cleveland Championship, which allowed her to rise two places to become the twenty-eighth, while the Romanian runner-up Irina Pego rose 11 places to become sixty-third.
And the lead remained in favor of the Australian Ashleigh Barty (10185 points), in front of Belarusian Arina Sabalenka, who removed the Japanese Naomi Osaka in last week’s classification from the runner-up (7010 points for the first and 6666 points for the second).
In men, the ranking of the top twenty did not witness any change in light of the limited competition to one session last week, and the American “Winston-Salem” tournament, where Bulgarian Ilya Ivashka won the title at the expense of Swede Michael Emer (6-0, 6-2), which allowed him Ascending 10 places to become the fifty-third, while his runner-up rose 18 places to become the seventy-second in his best classification.
Hours before the start of his quest to become the first player to win all four major titles in a single season since 1969, Serbian Novak Djokovic leads with 11,113 points for the 336th week (increasing the record), ahead of Russian Daniil Medvedev (9980) and Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (8350). ) and German Alexander Zverev (8240), who are considered his main competitors for the Flushing Meadows title in the absence of his Spanish rivals, Rafael Nadal and Swiss Roger Federer.

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