Barty finished his year #1 on the WTA Tour for the third time in a row

Barty finished his year #1 on the WTA Tour for the third time in a row

St. Petersburg, Florida. Wimbledon champion Ash Party took first place in the WTA singles rankings for the third consecutive season, while Katrina Siniakova topped the doubles rankings for the second time.

25-year-old Barty from Australia joined forces with Serena Williams, Stevie Graf, Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert to be the only women’s tennis rankings by the end of the year three times in a row.

This week is Barty’s 95th in a row at the top of the WTA and 102nd overall.

Barty’s All England Club title in July was her second Grand Slam title. She also won the 2019 French Open and soon after climbed to number one for the first time in June of that year.

Siniakova will knock out her title on Wednesday at the WTA Finals ending in Guadalajara, Mexico, along with doubles partner Barbora Krijsikova. Sinyakova, a 25-year-old from the Czech Republic finished 2018 as a common number. 1 in doubles with Krejcikova.

They won the French Open and a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics together, which is part of Sinyakova’s total tally of five doubles titles in 2021.

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Barty also collected five titles, from 42 to 8. She last competed at the US Open in September and announced in October that she was over for the year and would not be entering the WTA Finals.

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