The mantle of world No.1 in tennis is something every player aspires for but few ever achieve.
When it comes to women’s singles, Serena Williams dominated for years but younger players have emerged to stake their claim for the crown.
Iga Swiatek enjoyed a lengthy spell at the summit but has since been trumped.
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Aryna Sabalenka has ended Swiatek’s 18-month run as world No.1, despite falling short in the US Open final against Coco Gauff.
*Last updated October 31, 2023
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Women’s tennis world rankings are calculated by the WTA, who award points based on a player’s performance at particular tournaments.
The further a player progresses in a sanctioned event, the more points they will be awarded.
Grand slams provide the most points with 2000 awarded to the winner and 1200 to the runner-up.
Points picked up from each tournament last for one year with rankings updated each week.
Both the ATP and WTA update their rankings every Monday when tournaments aren’t running.
So, in general, you can expect weekly updates aside from when Grand Slams are being competed.