The first few weeks on the tour have brought about some impactful changes to the WTA tour. While the majority of the Top 20 rankings are generally slow moving, there were several interesting boosts in the rankings.
Following her championship win in Melbourne, Li Na broke into the Top 3, where she now sits in Maria Sharapova’s former slot. Having been unable to get past the fourth round of the Austrlaian Open, the Russian has now fallen to No. 5 in the rankings, with Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska ahead of her at No. 4.
One of the biggest movers in the rankings was Australian open finalist Dominika Cibulkova, who surprised the majority of fans by toppling Sharapova, Halep and Radwanska en route to reaching the final. The Slovakian has moved 11 spaces to No. 13 in the rankings, the spot that formerly belonged to American talent Sloane Stephens, who is now at No. 18.
Another one of the biggest movers in the rankings was Canadian darling Eugenie Bouchard, who defeated French Open champion Ana Ivanovic, fresh off her upset win over Serena Williams, to reach the semi-final stage of the event. She moved 12 spaces to world No. 19, where she is now positioned one place behind Stephens.
Check out the updated rankings for the week of January 27th:
1 Williams, Serena (USA) 13000
2 Azarenka, Victoria (BLR) 6581
3 Li, Na (CHN) 6570
4 Radwanska, Agnieszka (POL) 5750
5 Sharapova, Maria (RUS) 5416
6 Kvitova, Petra (CZE) 4745
7 Errani, Sara (ITA) 4440
8 Jankovic, Jelena (SER) 4310
9 Kerber, Angelique (GER) 4030
10 Halep, Simona (ROM) 3760
11 Wozniacki, Caroline (DEN) 3370
12 Ivanovic, Ana (SER) 3160
13 Cibulkova, Dominika (SLO) 3056
14 Vinci, Roberta (ITA) 3020
15 Lisicki, Sabine (GER) 2980
16 Suarez Navarro, Carla (ESP) 2745
17 Stosur, Samantha (AUS) 2705
18 Stephens, Sloane (USA) 2415
19 Bouchard, Eugenie(CAN) 2369
20 Kirilenko, Maria (RUS) 2325