Weeks go by and the number one in the world does not move. The tennis australian Ashleigh Barty woke up a week number 27 in a row as the leader of the WTA rankings, followed by Romanian Simona Halep and Czech Karolina Pliskova.
A little further back, below the podium, is the american Sofia Kenin, the brand-new champion of Australian Open. The Ukrainian Elina Svitolina jumped a post and it is fifth, after his coronation at the Abierto Monterrey.
The rear of the ‘top-ten’ the make up the american Serena Williams and japan’s Naomi Osaka, two players who not long ago occupied the top places. Miami is the next big event in the calendar of the WTA, of course, if the problem of the “coronavirus” is controlled and allows for the celebration of the event.
At the moment everything seems to be an unknown. So at the break of the WTA rankings: 1. Ashleigh Barty (8,717 points); 2. Simona Halep (6,076); 3. Karolina Pliskova (5,205); 4. Sofia Kenin (4,590); 5. Elina Svitolina (4,580); 6.
Bianca Andresscu (4,555); 7. Kiki Bertens (4,335); 8. Belinda Bencic (4,010); 9. Serena Williams (3,915); 10. Naomi Osaka (3,625).