Ash Barty Ends Year With World No. 1 Again, Garbine Muguruza And Anett Kontaveit Climb »FirstSportz

Garbine Muguruza
Garbine Muguruza

The action-packed 2021 season has finally come to an end with the WTA Finals in Guadalajara. Garbine Muguruza was the last woman standing after she beat Anett Kontaveit in the final in straight sets 6-3.7-5. The season saw 4 different Grand Slam champions, and interestingly only one of them played the year-end final in Mexico.

Garbine Muguruza claimed her 10th career title, which pushed her up two places thanks to the 1375 points she scored. Anett Konatveit added 955 points to her kitten and climbed to 7th place – the best ranking of her career. Semi-finalist Paula Badosa also achieved a career high number 8 after reaching 625 points while Maria Sakkari holds her 6th place.

Aryna Sabalenka got 250 points and kept her 2nd place while Karolina Pliskova won 625 points to keep the 4th place in the world. Iga Swiatek remained at 9th while Ons Jabeur finished in the top 10 after falling three places.

Year-end WTA rankings

Ash Barty
Ash Barty

Despite not playing the WTA final, Ash Barty finished the year as world number 1 with 7582 points. Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka finished the year as world number 13 after opting out for most of the season. French Open runner-up Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova ended the year at number 11 in the world while Sofia Kenin finished at number 12.

US Open Champion Emma Raducanu finished 19th in his career while Leylah Fernandez ranked 24th in the world. Former world No. 1 Simona Halep and Angelique Kerber are both in the top 20.

Latest WTA rankings:

Ashleigh Barty 7582 points
Aryna Sabalenka 6380 points
Garbine Muguruza (+2) 5685 points
Karolina Pliskova 5135 points
Barbora Krejcikova (-2) 5008 points
Maria Sakkari 4385 points
Anett Kontaveit (+1) 4351 points
Paula Badosa (+2) 3849 points
Iga Swiatek 3786 points
Ons Jabeur (-3) 3455 points
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 3076 points
Sofia Kenin 2971 points
Naomi Osaka 2956 points
Elena Rybakina 2855 points
Elina Svitolina 2726 points

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