Jessica Pegula and Coco Gauff are the primary pair of American ladies to take two spots within the prime 4 of the WTA rankings since Serena and Venus Williams 12 years in the past. As of Monday, the singles rankings exhibits Pegula at No. 3 and Gauff at No. 4 — each are career-highs.
The doubles companions additionally discovered themselves excessive within the doubles rankings. Gauff is at No. 2 and Pegula at No. 3. Although Gauff has been No. 1 earlier than, this was a career-best for Pegula.
“Special feeling waking up Top 5 on this planet in singles and doubles. #grateful,” stated the 18-year-old Gauff on Twitter.
Meanwhile, the 28-year-old Pagula made a joke about their age distinction.
The final time two U.S. ladies have been within the prime 4 was on the week of Oct. 18, 2010 when Serena Williams was No. 2 and Venus Williams was No. 4.
Pegula is recent off her first profession WTA 1000 title on the Guadalajara Open. She has 39 match wins at WTA 1000 occasions — greater than every other participant on tour for the reason that begin of 2021, however lastly broke via with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Maria Sakkari within the finals. Pegula climbed two spots this week and is barely 239 factors behind No. 2 Ons Jabeur — the Wimbledon and U.S. Open runner-up. Iga Swiatek sits comfortably on the prime with 10,335 factors — 5,780 factors forward of Jabeur.
Meanwhile, Gauff climbed three spots from No. 7. She attain the third spherical of the Guadalajara Open and formally certified for the upcoming WTA Finals in singles and doubles. She is the youngest participant to qualify for the singles finals since Maria Sharapova in 2004. The 2022 WTA Finals will probably be held on the Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas Oct. 31 via Nov. 7.
There have been no adjustments within the prime eight spots of the males’s rankings. Carlos Alcaraz, Rafael Nadal and Casper Ruud nonetheless personal the highest three spots.
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