According to the latest update, American Coco Gauff and Spaniard Paula Badosa have reached a new career-high in the Women’s Tennis Association rankings.
Gauff and Badosa have been showcasing their best tennis skills since the beginning of the 2021 season. They continued their stunning performances in the clay-court swing as well.
American has a win-loss record of 12-3 on the red dirt this year, while Spaniard has won 13 out of the 15 matches. Especially both captured titles last week in Parma and Belgrade.
Coco Gauff Creates Double Records After Winning Titles In Parma
The 17-year-old from Delray Beach claimed second career and first-ever clay-court title at the Emilia-Romagna Open. She defeated Chinese Wang Qiang in straight sets(6-1, 6-3) in the championship match.
Gauff also lifted her third doubles title with fellow American Caty McNally after upsetting No.2 seed Andreja Klepac and Darija Jurak in the Parma final. Consequently, Coco Gauff has reached a new career-high in WTA rankings, No.25 in singles and No.41 in doubles.
The teenage prodigy also became the youngest American to make WTA top 25 debut since her idol, Serena Williams, in 1998 and the youngest player to seize the singles and doubles titles in a WTA tournament since Maria Sharapova in 2004 Birmingham.
Paula Badosa Hunts Her First WTA Title In Belgrade
The 23-year-old Spaniard has had an excellent clay-court season so far. Most notably, Badosa reached the semifinals at the Charleston Open and Mutua Madrid Open. She ultimately clinched her first WTA singles title at the Serbia Ladies Open last week without dropping a single set throughout the 250 category event. As a result, Paula has entered into the top 35 for the first time in her career. And she is now ranked No.34 globally.