WTA Race to Riyadh Update after Madrid Open as Iga Swiatek surges further ahead and Madison Keys skyrockets 58 spots

Monday, 06 May 2024 at 21:00
Iga Swiatek extends her lead in the WTA Race to Riyadh after the Madrid Open title, while Madison Keys climbs more than 50 positions after a remarkable streak to the semifinals. On the other hand, the runner-up Aryna Sabalenka and Elena Rybakina, eliminated in the semifinals against the Belarusian, remain on the podium of the Race.
The four players were the ones who could make the most out of the first WTA 1000 on clay. Swiatek starred in an epic final against Sabalenka, winning 7-5, 4-6, 7-6(7) to claim the title, avenging the final from a year earlier. Both Rybakina and Keys were eliminated in the semifinals, while the Kazakh maintains her second position in the Race, the American narrowed the gap with the top after being outside the top-80 in points accumulated in 2024.
The WTA Tour leaders shone in Madrid 2024 continues to see the dominance of the 'Big-3 female', with the Polish player as the undisputed leader with 4,345 points, followed by Rybakina with 3,593 and Sabalenka with 3,288, with more than 1,000 points difference from the fourth, Danielle Collins, who had a streak of 15 consecutive victories from the Miami Open to Madrid.
Meanwhile, Coco Gauff completes the top-5 of the Race after surprisingly being eliminated in the round of 16 against her compatriot Keys. The 20-year-old player has struggled to reach the final rounds in her recent tournaments but remains in the fifth position with 2,003 points.
Rounding out the top-10 are Australian Open finalist Qinwen Zheng, Jasmine Paolini, Marta Kostyuk, Jelena Ostapenko, and Daria Kasatkina.

WTA Race to Riyadh Update after Madrid Open 

1Iga Świątek22POL4345
2Elena Rybakina24KAZ3593
3Aryna Sabalenka26BLR3288
4Danielle Collins30USA2152
5Coco Gauff20USA2003
6Qinwen Zheng21CHN1865
7Jasmine Paolini28ITA1710
8Marta Kostyuk21UKR1695
9Jeļena Ostapenko26LAT1684
10Daria Kasatkina26RUS1488
11Maria Sakkari28GRE1481
12Anna Kalinskaya25RUS1455
13Emma Navarro22USA1328
14Victoria Azarenka34BLR1298
15Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova32RUS1252
16Dayana Yastremska23UKR1126
17Ekaterina Alexandrova29RUS1083
18Linda Nosková19CZE980
19Jessica Pegula30USA915
20Katie Boulter27GBR895
21Karolína Plíšková32CZE881
22Beatriz Haddad Maia27BRA797
23Elise Mertens28BEL794
24Sorana Cîrstea34ROU781
25Sloane Stephens31USA753
26Yue Yuan25CHN751
27Anastasia Potapova23RUS741
28Yulia Putintseva29KAZ720
29Markéta Vondroušová24CZE700
30Caroline Garcia30FRA699
31Elina Svitolina29UKR678
32Mirra Andreeva17RUS647
33Madison Keys29USA586
34Donna Vekić27CRO574
35Barbora Krejčíková28CZE560
36Anhelina Kalinina27UKR553
37Leylah Fernandez21CAN517
38Magdalena Fręch26POL512
39Kateřina Siniaková27CZE496
40Magda Linette32POL495
41Ons Jabeur29TUN494
42Veronika Kudermetova27RUS469
43Daria Saville30AUS453
44Xinyu Wang22CHN449
45Tatjana Maria36GER440
46Naomi Osaka26JPN434
47Ludmilla Samsonova25RUS433
48Diane Parry21FRA431
49Lin Zhu30CHN428
50Clara Burel23FRA424

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