The WTA has announced its final year-end rankings following the completion of its final tour event in Linz on Sunday. Ashleigh Barty has been in first place for the second year in a row, despite playing only 14 games in the shortened 2020 season.
[COVID-19 has been] A large punch of the face to think about your point of view and think about what really matters to you on a personal level.The most challenging part [of tennis] I don’t stay at home for more than a couple of weeks at a time, so I can actually rest at home for a couple of months. [in a] A forced break that hopefully becomes a blessing. Ash Bertie
The amiable Australians haven’t actually played since March, but Bertie has been rebuilt by a few months outage of professional tennis, and Bertie has won the US Open with Naomi Osaka and Australia. He stayed at the top right in front of champion Sofia Kenin.
She won the tournament in Adelaide in January and ended up with 11-3 that year, so when the ranking points were frozen, she wouldn’t lose the French Open or other title points from 2019. Clearly led the rival.
The significantly reduced WTA Tour toured 14 countries and territories and provided a total of 27 events, including three Grand Slams and three WTA 125K series events, as the pandemic influenced the season.
Wimbledon had to close its gates for the first time since 1945, but Roland Garros moved from May to October, just weeks after the US Open.
The Asian swing and the usual year-end WTA Finals in China were all canceled due to a pandemic, leaving an event in Austria at the end of the campaign.
Traditionally, WTA rankings are based on a 52-week system, with the player’s best 16 tournaments in singles and 11 tournaments in doubles.
The global COVID-19 pandemic stopped the tour in March, freezing the WTA rankings, extending ranking points beyond the traditional 52-week period, and suspending players’ world rankings no longer affected. became. ..
In the revised system, player rankings will consist of the best 16 results in singles and the best 11 results in doubles, based on the points earned between March 2019 and December 2020. Includes “Better 2019 and 2020” points earned in. Level and Grand Slam events.
Therefore, Bertie will once again end the year as No. 1 in the world by first consolidating her location on June 24, 2019 and bringing the total number of weeks at the top of the single ranking to 50.
Since the 2019 season, Bertie has played in seven finals, winning the two biggest titles at the 2019 Roland Garros and Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen last October, and having the Australian Open and Qatar total semi-finals in a row. .. Opened in Doha.
The pandemic influenced Bertie’s travel potential, and she skipped both the US Open and Roland Garros. There she would have defended her title.
“”[COVID-19 has been] There’s a big punch in the face to think about your point of view and what really matters to you on a personal level, “Berty said.
“The most difficult part [of tennis] I don’t stay at home for more than a couple of weeks at a time, so I can actually rest at home for a couple of months. [in a] A forced break that hopefully becomes a blessing. “
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Interestingly, Canada’s Bianca Andreesque, who won the US Open in 2019, didn’t hit the ball at all in the 2020 tournament, but is still in the top ten in seventh place.
When Aryna Sabalenka won her third WTA title of the season in Linz, she was in the top ten for the first time in her career, raising 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams 140 points from her fourth list. .. 4 years time.
“This is great,” Sabalenka told wtatennis. “I don’t want to say anything, and just cross my fingers, so more victories come to me.
“This is the perfect end of my season, so I can be happy and relaxed on holidays and pre-seasons. I will continue to strive to maintain this level next season.”
Williams first made it to the Top 10 in 1999 and stayed there for over 20 years, but after giving birth to his daughter in 2017, he failed to win a major title and was the elusive 24th time comparable to Margaret Court. I’m looking for a grand slam. Record.
The 2018 and 2019 Wimbledon and U.S. Open consecutive finals cost Americans four painful losses, and she missed again this year in Melbourne and was stopped by Victoria Azarenka in the New York semifinals. Was injured and took her out of Paris early, all contributing to her loss of status and a year-end finish outside the Top 10.
Johanna Konta of the United Kingdom finishes the year ranked 14th.
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2020 WTA year-end top 20
- Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 8,717 points
- Simona Halep (ROU) 7,255
- Naomi Osaka (JPN) 5,780
- Sofia Kenin (USA) 5,760
- Elina Svitolina (UKR) 5,260
- Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 5,205
- Bianca Andreesque (CAN) 4,555
- Petra Kvitova (CZE) 4,516
- Kiki Bertens (NED) 4,505
- Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 4,220 (+1)
- Serena Williams (USA) 4,080 (-1)
- Belinda Bencic (SUI) 4,010
- Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 3,426
- Johanna Konta (GBR) 3,152
- Garbine Mugurza (ESP) 3,016
- Madison Keys (USA) 2,962
- Iga Sifion (POL) 2,960
- Petra Martic (CRO) 2,850
- Elena Rybakina (KAZ) 2,696
- Elise Mertens (BEL) 2,650 (+1)
Chinese Taipei’s Hsieh Su-wei won the world’s No. 1 doubles ranking at the end of the WTA for the first time in his career and became the No. 1 doubles player for 26 consecutive weeks.
In partnership with Barbora Strycova, who finished the year in second place, the pair reached the tour-leading five doubles finals in 2020 and won the title at the Brisbane International Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships 23. Recorded a record of -2 wins and losses. Qatar Total Open (Doha) and Internazionari BNL Ditalia (Rome).
They also won second place at the Australian Open.
Despite limited play this season, the WTA Tour will feature dominant runs and tours from renowned talents such as rising stars and new Grand Slam champions Sofia Kenin and Igaswier Tech, Simona Halep and Naomi Osaka. Victoria Azarenka, Kim Clijsters, Tsvetana Pironkova and others have created many memorable moments, highlighted by an exciting comeback from veterans.
Top 10 2020 WTA Year-end Statistics and Numbers:
- Bertie will be the 11th player to hold the number one ranking at the end of the year in a row
- Halep holds the longest active streak in the WTA Top 10 (8th best in WTA history) for 336 consecutive weeks (as of November 16, 2020).
- Osaka finishes the world’s 3rd place season for 2 consecutive years from 5th place in 2018
- Kenin finished the season in the top 10 for the first time in his career, starting from 14th place in 2019.
- Svitolina holds the third longest active streak in the top 10 for 163 consecutive weeks, after Halep (336) and Priscova (199).
- Karolina Pliskova has won the top 10 year-end finishes for the fifth consecutive year
- Andreesque remained in the Top 10 rankings for the second year in a row, despite not playing in a pandemic-influenced season, making it the second consecutive Canadian season.
- Kvitova completes her eighth discontinuous season in the top ten
- Bertens finished 9th in 2020 for the third consecutive year, which is also her third consecutive year-end top ten finish.
- Sabalenka won the top 10 year-end rankings for the first time in his career after finishing 11th for two consecutive seasons.
click here Official year-end ranking of 2020 WTA.
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