A ranking comparison between now and August showed the demise of several prominent players that are positioned far worse on the rankings than a few months ago.
Tennis is a quick sport due to every week holding a new event. Every week a new player is given a chance to break out and things change rather quickly. A ranking comparison for several players shows just how quickly things in tennis can turn around. Paula Badosa, Garbine Muguruza, Emma Raducanu and Anett Kontaveit are all ranked far worse than they were several months ago.
On August 8th, Kontaveit was number two in the world. Badosa was number three in the world. Muguruza was ranked 8th and Raducanu 10th. Now, several months later, Badosa is ranked 20th, Kontaveit 27th, Raducanu 82nd and Muguruza 85. Badosa struggled with injuries and poor results which resulted in the dorp.
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Muguruza had a terrible year barely winning any matches and it's continued this year. Having to defend many points from the 2021 WTA finals didn't help. Anett Kontaveit just retired this week and won't be back in a while which will see her leave the top 50. Raducanu's struggles have been well documented.