By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Tunisian trailblazer Ons Jabeur has cracked the WTA’s Top 3.
Jabeur, who won the Berlin title on Sunday, nudges past Spain’s Paula Badosa to claim her career-high ranking. While Iga Swiatek remains at No.1, with Anett Kontaveit at No.2.
Jabeur has put up a 30-9 record in 2022, winning titles at Madrid and Berlin. She has won 16 of her last 18 matches and will head to Wimbledon as one of the players favored to make a deep run, but not until after she plays doubles this week at Eastbourne with Serena Williams.
Serena Williams and Ons Jabeur have finally united in Eastbourne.
This is Serena’s first on-site practice. pic.twitter.com/DCoISA9gFE
— Tumaini Carayol (@tumcarayol) June 21, 2022
Career-High 12 for Coco Gauff
18-year-old Coco Gauff was one victory away from reaching the Top-10 but the American fell to Ons Jabeur in the semis at Berlin and thus comes in at No.12 – still a career-high – in Monday’s rankings. Gauff is the second highest-ranked teenager on tour at the moment – Great Britain’s Emma Raducanu is one tick higher at No.11.
Saville Back in Top 100!
After making her return from Achilles surgery earlier this season, Australia’s Daria Saville has achieved an impressive rankings milestone.
The former World No.20 is back inside the Top-100 at 96, an enormous achievement, given that Saville was outside the top 600 for a spell in February.
Top 100 in 5 months since being back on tour😁 Next stop: Wimby! pic.twitter.com/1qCdeTB36z
— Daria Saville (@Daria_gav) June 16, 2022
Saville reached the round of 16 at Indian Wells and the quarterfinals at Miami. At Roland-Garros she ticked on into the third round. Last week she qualified and reached the round of 16 at Berlin.
Andreescu up an other 5
Bianca Andreescu keeps nudging her way back to the top 50. The Canadian picks up another five spots this week after reaching the round of 16 in Berlin to rise to 65. The former World No.4 was at 121 when she began her comeback from a six-month hiatus in Stuttgart in April.