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Teenage star Coco Gauff climbs to career-high 13th; Rafael Nadal in 4th place after his victory at Roland-Garros


American teenager Coco Gauff rose to 13th place in the WTA rankings on Monday, her best in her career, after her second place against the first Iga Swiatek at Roland-Garros. Gauff, an 18-year-old from Florida, jumped 10 places as she qualified for her first Grand Slam final before losing to Swiatek 6-1, 6-3 on Saturday. Gauff had never made it past the quarter-finals of a major tournament. She reached the singles and doubles finals at Roland Garros.

His doubles partner, Jessica Pegula, entered the top 10 in singles for the first time, rising from No. 11 to No. 8, thanks to her run to the quarter-finals. Like Gauff, the 28-year-old New Yorker lost to Swiatek, who has now won her last 35 straight matches. Last year’s French Open singles and doubles champion Barbora Krejcikova lost in the first round of singles, this time only the third woman in the professional era to go out in the first round at Roland Garros a year after going won the trophy and went from number 1 at Roland-Garros. 2 in the standings at No. 14. She withdrew from the doubles event two days later, saying she had tested positive for COVID-19.

The effect of the French Open on the WTA and ATP rankings will last longer than usual, as both professional tours have announced that they will not award points this year for Wimbledon, which begins June 27. This was in response to the All England club’s decision to exclude players from Russia and Belarus from the grass-court Grand Slam tournament due to the invasion of Ukraine.
Rafael Nadal’s 14th French Open title and 22nd Grand Slam trophy overall lifted him one spot to No. 4 behind top-ranked Novak Djokovic.

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Nadal beat Djokovic in the quarter-finals ahead of the final, where he edged Casper Ruud 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 on Sunday and became, two days after his 36th birthday, the oldest man to win the league in simple at Roland Garros? while needing painkiller injections for a chronic problem in his left foot.

Nadal has won both major titles this year so far, including the Australian Open in January, but his rankings are suffering from his lack of activity over the past 12 months. He only played two games between the end of the 2021 French Open and the end of last season because of this foot, then missed more time this year because of this problem and a leg injury. ribs.

Ruud went from a career-best No. 8 to a career-best No. 6 as he reached his first Grand Slam final.

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