Today, Monday, the Association of Professional Tennis Players released a new world ranking and Tunisian star Anas Jaber came in second with 4350 points, the best world ranking of her career.
Anas’ achievement is considered historic at the Arab and African levels, as she planned what South African Amanda Ketzer, who finished third in 1997, achieved.
The Tunisian star became the first Arab and African player to achieve this “second place” ranking since the adoption of the world ranking system in 1975.
Anas won the Madrid Tournament title this season and was runner-up to Poland’s world No. 1 Igi Swiatek in Rome, both in the 1000-point tournament, and a week ago won the Berlin Cup on grass courts, clinching the third title in her professional career, before start of Wimbledon.
While Šviontik still leads outside the pack, more than four thousand points clear of his closest rival after six titles this year, Anas’ progress and the decline of Estonia’s Annette Kontaveit to third were the only change to the top 13 list.
Here is the ranking of the top ten players:
1st Polish IGA Švientek – 8,576 points
2- Tunisian Anas Jaber – 4340
3- Estonian Annette Kontaveit – 4306
4. Spaniard Paula Paduza – 4245
5- Greek Maria Sakkari – 4205
6- Belarusian Arina Sobolenko – 4046
7- Czech Karolina Pliskova – 3777
8- American Daniel Collins – 3255
9- American Jessica Pegula – 3156
10- spanish garbine mugurosa – 3015.