WTA rankings: Kontaveit remains at 20th, Kanepi falls by one spot

Anett Kontaveit (left) and Kaia Kanepi.
Anett Kontaveit (left) and Kaia Kanepi. Source: Anna Aurelia Minev/ERR

After placing as runner up in the first Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tournament after the coronavirus hiatus in Italy on August 3-9, top Estonian tennis player Anett Kontaveit has retained her 20th place in the WTA world singles rankings.

Kontaveit reached the finals in Palermo, Italy, where she had to admit defeat to French player Fiona Ferro after beating Petra Martic, ranked 15th in the world, and Laura Siegemund, ranked at 65.

The most decorated Estonian women's tennis player, Kaia Kanepi, fell by a spot in the rankings and now holds the 100th position.

Although she is intending to return from the break and compete at the U.S. Open at the end of August, American Shelby Rogers reached the semi-finals at a tournament in Lexington and climbed 21 spots to 95, causing Kanepi to fall by one.

The next scheduled WTA event in Europe is the Prague Open on August 29 - September 6. The U.S. Open starts on August 31 and will last until September 12.

The men's singles rankings are still frozen, as not much has happened since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The season should continue starting August 22 in New York.


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