By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Monday April 3, 2023
Petra Kvitova produced her own brand of Miami heat this weekend, burning through the women’s singles draw to claim her biggest title on tour since the summer of ‘21.
Now the former World No.2 and two-time major champion is back inside the Top 10.
33-year-old Kvitova rises two spots in this week’s WTA rankings and claims a spot in the Top 10 for the first time since September of 2021.
The Czech claimed her 30th WTA title on Saturday, dispatching 2022 Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina in a hard-fought battle. She is the oldest player – and only player over 30 – inside the WTA’s Top 10 at the moment.
There wasn’t much movement inside the Top 10 on Monday. Belinda Bencic departs, dropping two from No.9 to No.11, while Maria Sakkari rises from No.10 to No.9. The rest of the Top 10 remains the same.
Cirstea Pops 33
On the strength of her Miami semifinal, Sorana Cirstea, former World No.21, jumps 33 spots to No.41 – the Romanian is the biggest mover inside the WTA’s Top 100 this week. Cirstea, who reached the quarterfinals at Indian Wells, was ranked 83 at the beginning of March.
Other notable movers this week are Italy’s Martina Trevisan, who jumps four spots to make her Top 20 debut at No.20, and Anastasia Potapova, who rises one spot to a career-high of 25.
Elisabetta Cocciaretto (+4 to No.45) and Varvara Gracheva (+8 to No.45) also hit career highs on Monday. Marketa Vondrousova, former World No.14, rises 20 spots to No.83.
Sabalenka Leads the Race
Aryna Sabalenka still has a 314-point lead over Elena Rybakina in the Race standings, with Jessica Pegula and Iga Swiatek holding down No.3 and No.4 spots.
Top 20 in the WTA’s Race: pic.twitter.com/d3y4EPkRJO
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