WTA Rankings Current Affairs - 2019

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Tennis Ranking: Naomi Osaka, Novak Djokovic continue as World No. 1

In the latest Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings Naomi Osaka of Japan’s and Novak Djokovic of Serbia continue to be as World Number 1.

Key Highlights

The latest ATP and WTA rankings were announced ahead of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships that is scheduled to take place at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom (UK) starting 1 July 2019.

Naomi Osaka: retained the World No. 1 spot by being just 252 points ahead of world No.2 Ashleigh Barty of Australia in unchanged top 20 WTA rankings.

Novak Djokovic: leads the latest men’s ATP rankings ahead of Rafael Nadal (French Open winner 2019) and former World No. 1 Roger Federer. The top of ATP rankings remains unchanged even a week after Nadal claimed the Men’s Singles in Roland Garros title (French Open 2019) with victory over Australia’s Dominic Thiem in final. Roger Federer also lost to Nadal in semis in his first appearance in French Open 2019, Paris since 2015.

Wimbledon Preparations:

In preparation for upcoming Wimbledon Naomi and the French Open winner Ashleigh Barty are playing on grass in Birmingham, England this week.

Roger is currently playing on grass in Halle in Germany as the focus switches to Wimbledon build-up.

About WTA and ATP

Women’s Tennis Association (WTA)

It was founded in 1973 by Billie Jean King, to create a better future for women’s tennis. It is the principal organizing body of women’s professional tennis and is restricted to women. The body governs WTA Tour which is worldwide professional tennis tour for women

Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP)

It was founded in September 1972 by Jack Kramer, Donald Dell, and Cliff Drysdale (who became 1st President of body) to protect the interests of male professional tennis players. It is the principal governing body of men’s professional tennis.

Men’s Tennis ATP Rankings: Rafael Nadal moves up to No.2

Rafael Nadal has increased his rankings by two spots to stand at No.2 in the ATP rankings which is his highest since October 2014.

Previous year French Open champion Novak Djokovic has moved from second place to fourth place in the ATP rankings, which is his lowest ranking in seven years. Incidentally, Novak Djokovic got knocked out in quaterfinals of the French Open.

Men’s Tennis ATP Current Rankings

First Rank: Andy Murray (Great Britain)

Second Rank: Rafael Nadal (Spain)

Third Rank: Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland)

Fourth Rank: Novak Djokovic (Serbia & Montenegro)

Fifth Rank: Roger Federer (Switzerland)

WTA Current Rankings

French Open Champion Jelena Ostapenko has jumped from 47th place to a career-high 12th in the WTA rankings. French Open title was her first tour-level title of her career. Last year, Jelena was knocked out of the tournament in the first round itself.

In the WTA rankings, Angelique Kerber retains her No. 1 position despite losing in the first round of French Open.

First Rank: Angelique Kerber (Germany)

Second Rank: Simona Halep (Romania)

Third Rank: Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic)

Fourth Rank: Serena Williams (USA)

Fifth Rank: Elina Svitolina (Ukraine)