Who’s No. 5?

US Open champion Bianca Andreescu, that’s who.


The Canadian youngster leaps from No. 15 (which was once already lovely nice) all of the method to No. Five at the power of her first Grand Slam victory, in her first primary last at her first US Open.

In the meantime, each and every unmarried participant within the peak 20 save for Aryna Sabalenka (No. 13) and Sofia Kenin (No. 20) noticed their ratings exchange.

Particularly, the highest Five is completely other as Ashleigh Barty regains the No. 1 spot and Karolina Pliskova will get to No. 2 – most commonly through default as protecting champion Naomi Osaka misplaced such a lot of issues.

Elina Svitolina, a semifinalist, strikes to a profession excessive No. Three that ties her career-high score first completed after the 2017 US Open.

Bianca Andreescu (CAN): No. 15 ==============> No. 5 (America Open champion enters the highest 5 with a bullet. She’s simply 11 score issues in the back of No. 4, and not more than 200 issues from No. 3 – with somewhat little to shield till the top of the season and big alternatives to realize. Her subsequent tournament, theoretically, is Osaka however you’d be expecting she may skip that and wait till the difficult Wuhan-Beijing double to go back to motion).

Belinda Bencic (SUI): No. 12 ==============> No. 10 (The Swiss participant returns to the highest 10 for the primary time since June, 2016, after a high quality effort in New York).

Johanna Konta (GBR): No. 16 ==============> No. 11 (Konta has made a pleasing comeback within the ratings this 12 months; she was once at No. 47 on the finish of April).

Qiang Wang (CHN): No. 18 ==============> No. 12 (Regardless of being demolished through Serena Williams within the quarterfinals, Wang nonetheless rises to a profession excessive with a quarter-final effort that incorporated an disappointed win over new No. 1 Barty within the fourth around).

Julia Goerges (GER): No. 30 ==============> No. 25


Magda Linette (POL): No. 53 ==============> No. 45 (Linette, 27, received her first WTA Excursion identify within the Bronx the week earlier than america Open out of the qualifying, and adopted it up with a first-round win in New York earlier than dropping to Naomi Osaka. Going into the Bronx, she was once ranked No. 80; now, she’s into the highest 50 and at a profession excessive – in truth, tied in issues with Viktoria Kuzmova for No. 50).

Ons Jabeur (TUN): No. 62 ==============> No. 51 (The Tunisian is at a profession excessive and in truth tied with Viktoria Kuzmova for the No. 50 spot on issues).

Fiona Ferro (FRA): No. 74 ==============> No. 61 (The 22-year-old, low-key Frenchwoman reaches a profession excessive).

Anna Blinkova (RUS): No. 84 ==============> No. 73 (The Russian, who turns 21 Tuesday, will get to a profession excessive in singles and in doubles (No. 57) after successful the New Haven Challenger in each singles and doubles with Oksana Kalashnikova).

Andrea Petkovic (GER): No. 88 ==============> No. 77

Taylor Townsend (USA): No. 116 ==============> No. 83 (A leap forward for the American, and the serve-volley sport, as Townsend will get again into the highest 100).


Timea Babos (HUN): No. 112 ==============> No. 92 (Again within the peak 100 after qualifying at america Open; she misplaced to Coco Gauff, however made some development as she continues to paintings with American trainer Michael Joyce).

Kristie Ahn (USA): No. 141 ==============> No. 93 (After incomes a wild card within the USTA playoff, the American will get into the highest 100 at age 27 after frightening former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova within the first around, and Jelena Ostapenko within the 3rd around. She additionally banked a tidy $280,000 US, which is able to assist her going ahead).

Catherine McNally (USA): No. 121 ==============> No. 105 (The 17-year-old American made a dash at america Open through taking Serena Williams to a few units).


Cori Gauff (USA): No. 140 ==============> No. 106 (Gauff were given numerous consideration at america Open, attaining the 3rd around. She’s allowed 3 extra tournaments till she turns 16 subsequent March, and none are scheduled to be this 12 months).

Naomi Osaka (JPN): No. 1 ==============> No. 4 (All in all, it would had been worse, as Osaka subsequent hits … Osaka).

Simona Halep (ROU): No. 4 ==============> No. 6 

Sloane Stephens (USA): No. 10 ==============> No. 14 (Stephens drops out of the highest 10 the primary time for the reason that Miami Open in 2018).

Madison Keys (USA): No. 9 ==============> No. 16

Anastasija Sevastova (LAT): No. 11 ==============> No. 18 (Sevastova was once a semifinalist a 12 months in the past, misplaced within the 3rd around to Petra Martic this 12 months).


Marketa Vondrousova (SVK): No. 17 ==============> No. 22 (The 20-year-old from the Czech Republic reached the French Open last. However she’s slightly performed since. She performed two fits at Eastbourne, misplaced within the first around of Wimbledon to Madison Brengle, and skipped the hard-court season completely on account of a left wrist damage (she’s a lefty). She simply pulled out of Osaka subsequent week, too).

Caroline Garcia (FRA): No. 27 ==============> No. 31

Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP): No. 33 ==============> No. 44 (No longer best did Suárez Navarro get dinged for $40,000 for taking part in america Open and retiring after the primary set, her score drops as smartly).


Venus Williams (USA): No. 52 ==============> No. 56 (The 39-year-old has been given a wild card into the Premier Obligatory in Beijing).

Iga Swiatek (POL): No. 49 ==============> No. 57

Lesia Tsurenko (UKR): No. 40 ==============> No. 68 (Tsurenko was once a quarterfinalist a 12 months in the past, dropping to eventual champion Osaka. However she’s been out for awhile with an elbow damage, and couldn’t shield her issues from a quarterfinal in Cincinnati, both).

The place is Cibukova? She’s been out of sight for the reason that French Open. (Stephanie Myles/Tennis.Existence)

Dominika Cibulkova (SVK): No. 70 ==============> No. 96 (She appears to be like busy with an academy again house, however Cibulkova hasn’t performed since dropping within the first around of the French Open about Four 1/2 months in the past. And from what we will be able to see, she hasn’t entered the rest the remainder of the season).

Vera Zvonareva (RUS): No. 85 ==============> No. 102 (Zvonareva, who labored so difficult to get again into the highest 100, has slid out after being off the courtroom since dropping within the first around of Rome and the French Open. She additionally has a left damage (even supposing she’s a righty, with a two-handed backhand).

Kaia Kanepi (EST): No. 81 ==============> No. 109

Aleksandra Krunic (SRB): No. 97 ==============> No. 122

Mona Barthel (GER): No. 102 ==============> No. 130

Maria Sharapova (RUS): No. 87 ==============> No. 135 (Her score is kind of beside the point, as she will get top-20 wild playing cards. Nonetheless, it’s no longer a host she’d need to have a look at).

Eugenie Bouchard (CAN): No. 119 ==============> No. 151 (The Canadian is out of the highest 150. And he or she has cancelled her deliberate efforts to play at the Asian circuit. Bouchard pulled out of Nanchang this week and Guangzhou subsequent week (the place she was once within the qualifying). She additionally withdrew from Wuhan, the place she was once far from the primary draw however, had she entered the qualifying, may have squeezed in through the the it came visiting. Her new standing places her approach down the listing for Linz and Luxembourg – the place we’re informed she has an ongoing deal to look in Luxembourg, so she’ll want a wild card. In the meantime, the previous No. Five has entered a $60,000 ITF tournament in Templeton, Calif. the week of Sept. 23 however no longer, thus far, a an identical tournament in Charleston the next week. She additionally has entered $80Ks in Macon, Georgia and Tyler, Texas in overdue October/early November).

Bouchard is out of the highest 150 after america Open. (Stephanie Myles/Tennis.Existence)

Francoise Abanda (CAN): No. 278 ==============> No. 351 (An terrible drop for Abanda, who misplaced within the first around of US Open qualifying to Sachia Vickery, whom she had overwhelmed a couple of weeks earlier than on the Granby Challenger. Abanda reached the overall around of qualifying in New York final 12 months, and the quarters on the Challenger in Chicago the following week. In order that was once 65 issues off the docket. She, too, will go back to motion at the ITF circuit and check out to opposite the curve).

Andreescu additionally strikes to No. Four with a rocket within the race to the year-end championships in Shenzhen, China.

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