Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Doubles champions, Mertens and Hunter lead the rankings

Mertens and Hunter won the doubles title last Saturday at the WTA 1000 in Guadalajara

Guadalajara Mexico) – For the third week in a row, the WTA doubles ranking has a change in leadership. After Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula are on top of the results of the US Open and Katerina Siniakova is back at number 1 with the title of San Diego, this Monday in the list update replaced Belgian Elise Mertens as number 1 in doubles, followed by her partner , Australian. Storm Hunter.

Mertens and Hunter won the doubles title at the WTA 1000 in Guadalajara on Saturday, defeating Canadian Gabriela Dabrowski and New Zealander Erin Routliffe 3/6, 6/2 and 10-4. This is the second title of the partnership, who also won the WTA 1000 in Rome in May. They are also Wimbledon finalists. A 29-year-old left-hander, the Australian now has seven WTA doubles titles. Mertens, 27 years old, has 18 achievements on the circuit.

Elise Mertens heads into her 24th week as world number 1, a position she occupied for the first time in May 2021. The Belgian has not topped the rankings since August last year. Hunter has now achieved the best ranking of his career. The Australian is, in fact, a two-time champion in Guadalajara. Last year, he won with Brazilian Luísa Stefani. As the 2022 edition at the end of October, he has the opportunity to score points, while Stefani remains in his current tenth place.

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Among the runners-up, Gabriela Dabrowski remained in ninth place in the ranking. Erin Routliffe outlasted five competitors and took 15th place. Gabriela Dabrowski, 31 years old, has 14 titles on the WTA doubles circuit. Erin Routliffe, 28, has won four tournaments on the circuit. The partnership recently won the US Open.

In the current ranking of doubles, Katerina Siniakova is in third place, Pegula and Gauff share fourth place, while Barbora Krejcikova is in sixth place. In the race to the Finals, the North American duo is in first place, followed by Mertens and Hunter in second and the Czech partnership in third.

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