Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur rises from No. 4 to a new career-high of No. 3 on the WTA rankings today after capturing her second WTA title of the year in Berlin, a WTA 500 grass-court event.
Today, Ons Jabeur rises from No. 4 to No. 3 on the WTA rankings after winning her second WTA title of the year at a WTA 500 grass-court event in Berlin.
Jabeur is the 57th player in WTA history to reach the Top 3; there have been 28 No. 1 players, 15 No. 2 players, and now 14 No. 3 players, including Jabeur.
Already the first Arab tennis player to reach the Top 10 in either ATP or WTA rankings history, the Tunisian trailblazer is now tied for the highest-ranked player representing an African country in either ATP or WTA rankings history, too, alongside South Africa’s Amanda Coetzer, who also ranked to No. 3 in the world back in 1997.
PLAYERS REPRESENTING AFRICAN COUNTRIES TO REACH TOP 5 (ATP or WTA):
- Ons Jabeur (TUN) [reached No. 3 on WTA rankings in 2022]
- Kevin Anderson (RSA) [reached No. 5 on ATP rankings in 2018]
- Amanda Coetzer (RSA) [reached No. 3 on WTA rankings in 1997]
Ons Jabeur hits Career High
Ons Jabeur, who played in her fourth final in her past six events, won her second title of 2022 and moves up one spot to No.3 this week. She trails only No.1 Iga Swiatek and No.2 Anett Kontaveit.
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