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Dubai winner Muguruza up to 13th in world ranking

AFP/London
Filed on March 15, 2021
Garbine Muguruza with the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships trophy.

Muguruza ended a two-year title drought by beating Krejcikova in Dubai final

Spain’s Garbine Muguruza rose three places to 13th in the WTA rankings on Monday after winning the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships at the weekend.

Former French Open and Wimbledon champion Muguruza ended a two-year title drought on Saturday by beating unseeded Czech Barbora Krejcikova.

Australian Ashleigh Barty remains top but American Jennifer Bardy, Belarusian Victoria Azarenka and Pole Iga Swiatek drop one spot.

Belgian Elise Mertens, who lost in the semifinals to Muguruza, moves above Britain’s Johanna Konta to 17th.

WTA rankings as of March 15:

1. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 9186 pts

2. Naomi Osaka (JPN) 7835

3. Simona Halep (ROM) 7255

4. Sofia Kenin (USA) 5760

5. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 5370

6. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 5205

7. Serena Williams (USA) 4915

8. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 4815

9. Bianca Andreescu (CAN) 4735

10. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 4571

11. Kiki Bertens (NED) 4505

12. Belinda Bencic (SUI) 4260

13. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 4235 (+3)

14. Jennifer Brady (USA) 3765 (-1)

15. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 3665 (-1)

16. Iga Swiatek (POL) 3570 (-1)

17. Elise Mertens (BEL) 3310 (+1)

18. Johanna Konta (GBR) 3206 (-1)

19. Madison Keys (USA) 3075

20. Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) 2957





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