Iga Swiatek Matches Caroline Wozniacki's Record; Jessica Pegula Climbs Past Elena Rybakina in WTA Rankings

In an exciting development, Iga Swiatek has reached a milestone in her career, matching Caroline Wozniacki's record by spending her 71st week as the leader in the WTA Rankings. This achievement also propels her to a joint 10th position in the history of the most weeks spent at the planet's top.

Iga Swiatek's reign at the top commenced on April 4, 2022. Her current record of 71 weeks alongside Caroline Wozniacki places them in a notable position, even though they are still quite a distance away from the top-ranking players on the all-time list. Steffi Graf holds the ultimate record with 377 weeks, followed by Martina Navratilova (332), Serena Williams (319), Chris Evert (260), Martina Hingis (209), Monica Seles (178), Ashleigh Barty (121), Justine Henin (117), and Lindsay Davenport (98).

During the recent week, Swiatek and Aryna Sabalenka and Elena Rybakina did not participate in matches. As a result, the top two spots in the rankings remain unchanged. However, Sabalenka did experience a reduction in points due to her participation in the now-defunct San Jose event from the same period last year.

This shift increased Swiatek's lead over Sabalenka to 744 points. Meanwhile, Elena Rybakina slipped to the 4th position in the rankings, yielding her 3rd place to Jessica Pegula. Pegula's impressive performance in the Citi DC Open semi-finals propelled her to a career-high ranking of No. 3.

In other highlights, Coco Gauff emerged as the standout player over the weekend, securing her first WTA 500 title by defeating Maria Sakkari in the Washington final. Gauff, now a holder of four titles, maintains her No. 7 position, while Sakkari ascends to No. 8 after her runner-up finish.

Adding to the excitement, Nao Hibino secured her third WTA Tour trophy by winning the Prague Open final against Linda Noskova. Hibino's journey to victory began as a lucky loser after losing in the second round of the Prague qualifiers. This achievement also marks her return to the top 100 rankings at No. 84, an impressive jump of 52 places.

The young talent, 18-year-old Linda Noskova, advanced 19 places to No. 52 after her runner-up position. Here's a snapshot of the current top 10 in the WTA Rankings:

**WTA Rankings Top 10**

1. Iga Swiatek Poland - 9,490 points

2. Aryna Sabalenka - 8,746

3. Jessica Pegula United States - 5,480

4. Elena Rybakina Kazakhstan - 5,465

5. Ons Jabeur Tunisia - 4,747

6. Caroline Garcia France - 4,685

7. Coco Gauff United States - 3,760

8. Maria Sakkari Greece - 3,585

9. Petra Kvitova Czech Republic - 3,341

10. Marketa Vondrousova Czech Republic - 3,106