Aryna Sabalenka has been chasing the world number one ranking for a long time. It is becoming increasingly plausible that she will top the WTA rankings after overtaking Ega at the end of the upcoming U.S. Open. The Polish player “lost” 2000 points in the live rankings because she won the American slam last year while Aryna lost in the semifinals to Iga.
According to the live rankings, Aryna Sabalenka now has 7976 live points, while Swiatek has 7965 points. Therefore, if Sabalenka was to become the new world number one after the US Open, she would need to reach New York in the same round as Swiatek. Of course, the Belarusian player will try to win the whole thing.
Aryna Sabalenka in 2023
At the moment, during this season Sabalenka owns an overall 44-10 match record. Sabalenka clinched 3 titles in 2023 in Adelaide, Australian Open and Madrid. The Belarussian got to the final in Indian Wells and Stuttgart.
Iga Swiatek in 2023
During this season Swiatek has achieved a 53-9 match record. Iga has won 4 titles in 2023 in Doha, Stuttgart, French Open and Warsaw. Swiatek was the finalist in Dubai and Madrid.
Aryna Sabalenka and Iga Swiatek squared off 8 times. The head to head is 5-3 for Swiatek. Before, the last time they played, Aryna Sabalenka won 6-3 3-6 6-3 in the final in Madrid (Mutua Madrid Open) on the 6th of May 2023.
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