Every Monday an updated list of the WTA ranking comes put showing the status and position of women tennis players beginning with number one all the way through to number 1, 271. The more tournaments you play plus your results in said tournament award you points every year in which they pile up leading to the ranking.
Lately for the past couple weeks, the top 10 in the WTA ranking hasn’t changed much or rather at all. The current number one in the world Romanian Simona Halep holds a sizable lead and doesn’t look to be letting up.
Her 2018 season has been decent so far being a finalist in two tournaments. The first was the Shenzhen Open, where she won defeating Katerina Siniakova in three sets. Halep made the finals at the Australian Open but lost to world number two Caroline Wozniacki. In the Qatar Open and BNP Paribas Open- Indian Wells, she only made the semifinals. And lastly, in Miami, she lost in the Round of 32 to Agnieszka Radwanska. Halep is set to compete in her next tournament, the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix where she holds the top seed.
With a 1,350 lead, Halep is really set to possibly take the number one ranking throughout the rest of the year. In this clay season, Halep is rumored to take the major crown at Roland Garros after being a finalist in 2017.
Here are the current Top 10 WTA ranking (as of 4/16/18):
- Simona Halep
- Caroline Wozniacki
- Garbine Muguruza
- Elina Svitolina
- Jelena Ostapenko
- Karolina Pliskova
- Caroline Garcia
- Venus Williams
- Sloane Stephens
- Petra Kvitoa
Although they are within the top, Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens are two Americans who have the capabilities to sneak by with their victorious nature. Williams is still playing great tennis at the age of 37 despite some placements in her matches so far in the year. Her best result was at Indian Wells making it to the semifinals to Daria Kasatkina.
As for Stephens, she has taken some time to rest mentally and physically after coming off a high from her Miami Open win. She’s one who can definitely power through and take over on clay.