Although he is not accumulating matches or victories, Ashleigh Barty has reason to celebrate. He will manage to add his 100th week at the top of world tennis this coming Monday.
Champion at Wimbledon and Cincinnati but without activity since the US Open (he lost to Shelby Rogers in the third round) his date of return to the court remains uncertain.
In this way, the Australian who for a moment devoted herself to cricket and left tennis, She will become the eighth tennis player to top the ranking for more than 100 weeks in the Open Era.
This classification is led by a huge difference Steffi Graff with 377 weeks, followed by Martina Navratilova (332 weeks) and Serena Williams (319 weeks). Here are the eight of the longest stay in 1:
1-Steffi Graff (Germany): 377 weeks
2-Martina Navratilova (USA): 332 weeks
3-Serena Williams (USA): 319 weeks
4-Chris Evert (USA): 260 weeks
5-Martina Hingis (Switzerland): 209 weeks
6-Monica Seles (USA): 178 weeks
7-Justine Henin (Belgium): 117 weeks
8-Ashleigh Barty (Australia): 100 weeks