ATP and WTA rankings: Mertens back in the top 20, a jump of 58 places for Bonaventure, Goffin falls back to 45th place

The Belgian number 1, 26, occupies the 20th place, she whose best ranking dates back to November 2018 with a 12th place in the world. One week before the Australian Open, the first round of the Grand Slam, the top 3 in the world hierarchy remains unchanged with the Australian Ashleigh Barty still in the lead who won her first title of the year in Adelaide on Sunday . Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, 2nd, and Spaniard Garbine Muguruza, 3rd, still completed the podium. The Czech Barbora Krejcikova (+1) on the other hand takes 4th place to the detriment of her compatriot Karolina Pliskova, 5th (-1).

Among the progressions of the week, to note the rise of five places of the Romanian Simona Halep. The ex-world number 1, 30, won in Melbourne and now sits 15th in the WTA.

On the Belgian side again, Ysaline Bonaventure, victorious in the ITF tournament in Bendigo in Australia, jumped 58 places to enter the top 200. The Stavelot, 27, was 109th in the world in July 2019, which remains her best ranking.

Maryna Zanevska takes advantage of the gain of one place and the decline of four seats of Greet Minnen to take the place of Belgian number 3. Zanevska, 28, is 56th and Greet Minnen, 24, 84th. Alison Van Uytvanck (+2), 56th in the world, is still the Belgian number 2 behind Elise Mertens.

ATP ranking: David Goffin, 45th, down six places, the top 8 unchanged

With still a lot of points to defend in the coming weeks, the ranking of David Goffin may continue to decline. The Liege, eliminated in the first round in Melbourne last week, has lost 6 places and is now 45th in the world hierarchy on Monday, reading the ranking published by the ATP, the association of professional tennis players. David Goffin, 31, this time passed the first round in Sydney on Monday, one week before the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam lift of the season.

Serbian Novak Djokovic still hopes to be able to participate. In any case, he is still firmly attached to his place of world number 1 in front of the Russian Daniil Medvedev and the German Alexander Zverev. The world top 8 is also unchanged. Only the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, 21, who offered victory to his country at the ATP Cup on Sunday, progressed two places to make his entry into the top 10 (9th), the best ranking of his youngster. career.

Among the winners of the weekend, Rafael Nadal returned to victory for his comeback after five months of absence by winning the tournament in Melbourne. The Mallorcan consolidates his 6th place in the world and even approaches the top 5. His finalist in Melbourne, the American Maxime Cressy, 24, gains 37 places to obtain the best ranking of his career (75th).

The French Gaël Monfils, victorious for the first time in two years, won the Adelaide tournament on Sunday and climbs one place to re-enter the top 20 (19th) he who was 6th in the world in November 2016.

On the Belgian side again, the second in the hierarchy, Zizou Bergs, 22, is 186th with a gain of six places and the third is already outside the top 200, it is Kimmer Coppejans, 206th (+2).

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ATP and WTA rankings: Mertens back in the top 20, a jump of 58 places for Bonaventure, Goffin falls back to 45th place