Latest ATP & WTA Rankings for September 16, 2019 – Pliskova Closes the Gap on Barty, Djokovic Makes it 269 Weeks at Number One

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Karolina Pliskova’s title win at the Zhengzhou Open helped her narrow the gap on the number one spot while the lack of ATP action meant Novak Djokovic remained the top-ranked player for the 269th week now.

While quite a few of the top women’s players took a break from the sport following the US Open, Pliskova was one of those in action. So was Elina Svitolina. And a bunch of others featuring in three of the WTA competitions.

Pliskova went on to defeat the seventh seeded Petra Martic in the final of the Zhengzhou Open. In doing so, she not just earned herself some valuable WTA rankings points but also became the second player to qualify for the year-ending WTA Finals. Ash Barty, the current world number one is the other.

The other two players who won the tournaments this year include Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson who swooped the Nanchang Open and Nao Hibino, who won the WTA Japan Open by beating fellow Japanese player Misaki Doi in the final.

Peterson is now ranked 52nd in the world while Hibino has risen to 89th from her outside the top 140 in the WTA rankings last week.

There is no change in the top 25 of the women’s rankings though, but Garbine Muguruza has moved up one place along with Maria Sakkari and Dayana Yastremska (two places) while Amanda Anisimova is down three places.

With no ATP action in the offing, Djokovic continued to hold on to the number one spot on the ATP charts, making it his 269th week as the top-ranked player in the world. That pushed him past Jimmy Connors who finished his career at 268 weeks.

This puts him at the number four spot behind Ivan Lendl (270 weeks), Pete Sampras (286) and Roger Federer (310) as the number one player.

ATP Rankings as on September 16, 2019:

  1. Novak Djokovic
  2. Rafael Nadal
  3. Roger Federer
  4. Daniil Medvedev
  5. Dominic Thiem
  6. Alexander Zverev
  7. Stefanos Tsitsipas
  8. Kei Nishikori
  9. Karen Khachanov
  10. Roberto Bautista Agut
  11. Fabio Fognini
  12. Gael Monfils
  13. Matteo Berrettini
  14. David Goffin
  15. Borna Coric
  16. Diego Schwartzman
  17. Nikoloz Basilashvili
  18. Kevin Anderson
  19. Stan Wawrinka
  20. John Isner
  21. Felix Auger-Aliassime
  22. Guido Pella
  23. Benoit Paire
  24. Milos Raonic
  25. Grigor Dimitrov
  26. Lucas Pouille
  27. Nick Kyrgios
  28. Marin Cilic
  29. Dusan Lajovic
  30. Taylor Fritz

WTA Rankings as on September 16, 2019:

  1. Ash Barty
  2. Karolina Pliskova
  3. Elina Svitolina
  4. Naomi Osaka
  5. Bianca Andreescu
  6. Simona Halep
  7. Petra Kvitova
  8. Kiki Bertens
  9. Serena Williams
  10. Belinda Bencic
  11. Johanna Konta
  12. Wang Qiang
  13. Aryna Sabalenka
  14. Sloane Stephens
  15. Angelique Kerber
  16. Madison Keys
  17. Caroline Wozniacki
  18. Anastasija Sevastova
  19. Anett Kontaveit
  20. Sofia Kenin
  21. Donna Vekic
  22. Marketa Vondrousova
  23. Petra Martic
  24. Elise Mertens
  25. Julia Goerges
  26. Garbine Muguruza
  27. Maria Sakkari
  28. Dayana Yastremska
  29. Amanda Anisimova
  30. Caroline Garcia

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