WTA Race to Guadalajara Update: Sakkari breaks into top 10 as Raducanu jumps 109 spots to number 14

Maria Sakkari and Emma Raducanu enjoyed great fortnights in New York with the former breaking into the top 10 and the latter coming fairly close the entering the top 10.

It was anoucned yesterday that the WTA Finals will most likely take place in Guadalajara, Mexico at the end of the season and the top 8 players will compete for the prestigious Finals trophy. No significant changes hapepned at the top as Ashleigh Baryt still holds number one ahead of Sabalenka and Krejcikova. Maria Sakkari made a signifnicat jump becoming number 6 in the race after another great showing at a grand slam.

Naomi Osaka is now 7th, Muguruza is 8th, Jabeur is 9th, Pavlyuchenkova is 10th. The Russian moved up a spot as did Elise Mertens with Coco Gauff slipping down to number 12. Emma Raducanu broke a record by jumping 109 spots after her US Open triumph being ranked 14th in the race at the moment. The British player is only 400 points away from the 8th spot which guarantees a place in Guadalajara and the WTA Finals seem in reach.

If she continues to play well she has a decent chance of having practically no points to defend for the rest of the year with several notable events coming up. Leylah Fernandez jumped 42 spots to number 20 bit her journey is much tougher with 700 points separating her and number 8 at the moment. Check out the top 30 below.

WTA Race to Guadajalara as of September 13th:

1 Ashleigh Barty 6411

2 Aryna Sabalenka 4669

3 Barbora Krejčíková 4398

4 Karolína Plíšková 3972

5 Iga Świątek 2921

6 Maria Sakkari 2842

7 Naomi Osaka 2771

8 Garbiñe Muguruza 2671

9 Ons Jabeur 2435

10 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2329

11 Cori Gauff 2325

12 Elise Mertens 2325

13 Elina Svitolina 2283

14 Emma Raducanu 2282

15 Jessica Pegula 2232

16 Angelique Kerber 2171

17 Daria Kasatkina 2061

18 Paula Badosa Gibert 2057

19 Belinda Bencic 1939

20 Leylah Fernandez 1911

21 Jennifer Brady 1868

22 Karolína Muchová 1803

23 Veronika Kudermetova 1785

24 Danielle Collins 1771

25 Petra Kvitová 1762

26 Anett Kontaveit 1728

27 Tamara Zidanšek 1653

28 Elena Rybakina 1609

29 Camila Giorgi 1522

30 Victoria Azarenka 1460

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