Iga Swiatek’s victory in the US Open saw her extend her lead at the top of the WTA rankings Monday while beaten finalist Ons Jabeur moved up to second.
Swiatek, 21, is so dominant she has more than twice as many points as the Tunisian, 10,365 to 5,090.
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Jabeur returns to the number two spot which the 28-year-old also occupied at the end of June after reaching the Wimbledon final.
Caroline Garcia lost to Jabeur in the US Open semi-finals, but thanks to her best ever showing in a Grand Slam the French player surges seven places to 10th.
Coco Gauff also benefits from a good outing at Flushing Meadows, moving into the top 10 in rising four places to eighth.
Serena Williams is more than likely to retire from the sport which saw her win 23 Grand Slams after losing to Ajla Tomljanovic in the third round of the US Open.
Her performance in New York saw the 40-year-old rise to 321, well shy of the number one ranking she ended the…