It continues to rise. Little by little, Nadia podoroska makes his way on the tough professional circuit. This Monday, after the Australian Open, Argentina advanced one place and achieved her best position in the WTA world rankings to place N ° 44.
At the age of 24, Podoroska played the Melbourne Grand Slam for the first time, on hard courts. The Santa Fe reached the second round, where she lost to Croatian Donna Vekic, and thus rose one position on the list and achieved her highest position.
Podoroska, the surprise semi-finalist of Roland Garros 2020, after dodging the qualifying stage, gave herself another treat after the dispute of the first Grand Slam of 2021. And her goal is to continue growing, aware of how tough the WTA circuit is.
The No. 1 in the world is still Australian Ashleigh Barty, who disappointed her audience, who hoped she could be crowned at her Open. Even so, the hostess brings more than 1,000 points to her guard, who is now Naomi Osaka, thanks to her coronation in Melbourne Park.
The Japanese, who was already at the top of the WTA ranking, had a bumpy road, saved two match points against the Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza in the round of 16, cut off the sleep of the American Serena Williams in the final and beat another rival from that country, Jennifer Brady, in the definition.
Osaka is now Barty’s bodyguard, displacing Romanian Simona Halep from second place. Meanwhile, Serena, thanks to her arrival in the semifinals, went from 11 to 7 in the world rankings.
WTA WORLD RANKING:
1. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) (=) 9,186 points
2. Naomi Osaka (JPN) (+1) 7,835
3. Simona Halep (ROU) (-1) 7,255
4. Sofia Kenin (USA) (=) 5,760
5. Elina Svitolina (UKR) (=) 5,370
6. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) (=) 5,205
7. Serena Williams (USA) (+4) 4,915
8. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) (-1) 4,810
9. Bianca Andreescu (CAN) (=) 4.735
10. Petra Kvitova (CZE) (-2) 4,571
THE LATIN AMERICAN IN THE TOP 100:
44. Nadia Podoroska (ARG) (+1) 1,557