Pegula and Gauff Thriving as Muguruza and Badosa Drop
Jessica Pegula – Sunday’s Guadalajara champion – and Coco Gauff, both take their place in the top five of the WTA singles ranking on Monday, marking the first time that two Americans have held top five rankings simultaneously since Serena and Venus Williams in 2010.
Gauff is up three spots to No.4, while Pegula rises two spots to No.3.
With Jessica Pegula rising to No.3 and Coco Gauff making her Top 5 debut at No.4, this is the 1st time 2 Americans are ranked in the Top 4 since October 2010 (No.2 Serena Williams, No.4 Venus Williams). pic.twitter.com/OvRchl81on
— WTA Insider (@WTA_insider) October 24, 2022
The Americans also rank No.2 (Gauff) and No.3 (Pegula) in doubles, and both will take place in singles and doubles at Next week’s WTA Finals in Fort Worth, Texas.
special feeling waking up Top 5 in the world in singles and doubles. #grateful
— Coco Gauff (@CocoGauff) October 24, 2022
The fields are set for both events after an exciting weekend in Guadalajara. Let’s have a look at the singles and doubles fields:
Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova
Gabriela Dabrowski and Giuliana Olmos
Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula
Veronika Kudermetova and Elise Mertens
Lyudmyla Kichenok and Jelena Ostapenko
Xu Xifan and Yang Zhaoxuan
Anna Danilina and Beatriz Haddad Maia
Desirae Krawczyk and Demi Schuurs
Kudermetova Career High
There was also movement inside the Top-20 this week, with Russia’s Veronika Kudermetova cracking the Top-10 at No.9, a new career-high.
Daria Kasatkina also jumped two spots, rising to a career-high at No.8, while France’s Caroline Garcia moved up four spots to No.6 (two spots off her previous career high).
On the flip side, Paula Badosa (-4 to 12) and Anett Kontaveit (-14 to 17) drop out of the Top 10.
Garbine Muguruza, losing last year’s Guadalajara champion points, is down 44 spots to No.57.
Maria Bouzkova (+10 to 28) and Victoria Azarenka (+10 to 27), Guadalajara semifinalists, each rise ten spots, while Sloane Stephens jumps 13 to No.37. Bianca Andreescu rises 13 to No.46.