The Hologic WTA Tour season has wrapped up, and the year-end WTA Top 10 has been determined. Six players have maintained their positions in the Top 10 from the previous year, including Iga Swiatek, Aryna Sabalenka, Coco Gauff, Jessica Pegula, Ons Jabeur, and Maria Sakkari. Barbora Krejcikova has returned to the year-end Top 10 after a one-year absence. Additionally, Elena Rybakina, Marketa Vondrousova, and Karolina Muchova have finished the year in the Top 10 for the first time in their careers.
Delving into the numbers, let’s take a look at significant achievements by the Top 10 players of 2023.
Iga Swiatek, ranked at No.1, has had an exceptional run with 13 wins over Top 10 players this season and has amassed a total of 135 match-wins over the last two seasons, setting a new milestone in the world of tennis.
Aryna Sabalenka, sitting at No.2, began the year with a remarkable 13-0 winning streak, showcasing her dominance on the court.
Coco Gauff, holding the No.3 spot, had the longest winning streak of the season, achieving 16 consecutive victories, and became the fourth American to win a Grand Slam singles title as a teenager in the Open Era.
Elena Rybakina, ranked No.4, made history by becoming the first woman to win four consecutive matches against a reigning World No.1 since Belinda Bencic, an achievement that solidifies her position among the elite players.
Jessica Pegula, at No.5, finished the WTA season as the hard-court match-win leader and became the first player to face the current World No. 1, No.2, No.3, and No.4 at a single event, making waves in the world of professional tennis.
Ons Jabeur, securing the No.6 position, stands out as the only woman to reach a singles final on each surface this season, marking a unique accomplishment in her career.
Marketa Vondrousova, ranked No.7, made headlines as she won her first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, becoming the first unseeded player in the Open Era to clinch the ladies’ singles title at the esteemed tournament.
Karolina Muchova, at No.8, has claimed her place among the Top 10 with an impressive rise from No.149 in the season-ending rankings in 2022, showcasing her exceptional progress in the sport.
Maria Sakkari, holding the No.9 spot, achieved a significant milestone by winning a WTA 1000 title without losing a set, solidifying her position as a formidable competitor.
Barbora Krejcikova, rounding off the Top 10 at No.10, made her mark by finishing with a perfect 4-0 record in quarterfinals and semifinals this season.
By taking a deeper dive into the remarkable achievements of these top players, it is evident that the 2023 WTA season has been historic and memorable for everyone involved in the sport.
Jessica Roberts serves up the latest in the world of tennis. With a love for the racket sport, she reports on tennis matches, player rankings, and Grand Slam events, ensuring readers stay informed about the tennis world.