Miami (USA) – Beatriz Haddad Maia from São Paulo remains firmly in 14th position in the rankings, maintaining the same position as last week. However, she will have a great challenge ahead of her at the WTA 1000 in Madrid, where she must score points to not lose ground against the main rivals who appear right behind.
Bia must win at least one game if she doesn’t want to fall, because if she is beaten on her debut, she will already be passed by the Czech Karolina Pliskova. In addition, only 39 points separate her from Belarusian Victoria Azarenka, currently 16th in the world.
Besides the former world number 1, other names relatively close and able to surpass the left-hander from São Paulo depending on the Madrid campaigns are the Russian Ludmilla Samsonova, the Polish Magda Linette and the Italian Martina Trevisan. Despite this, he is highly unlikely to leave the top 20, even if he loses on his debut.
Second best in the country in the WTA, Laura Pigossi gained a position this week and is now the 125th in the world, but will lose ground with the crash on qualifying debut in Madrid and risks falling out of the range of the 130 best placed.
Carolina Meligeni Alves of Campinas fell two places and moved up to 213th. Just below, the gaúcha Gabriela Cé closes the list of Brazilians in the top 300 with a slight rise of one place, which brought her to 257th place.
Stefani goes double
In the doubles standings, Bia also did not change and remained in 20th place. Luisa Stefani of São Paulo managed to improve and grabbed two more places, moving up to 25th place. A good performance in the Spanish capital with the Canadian Gabriela Dabrowski could further boost her ranking.
Ingrid Martins, from Rio de Janeiro, is increasingly in the top 100. She has gained a position and is now ranked 87th in the world, the best mark of her career. After her come Pigossi (277th), Rebeca Pereira (281st) and Carol (345th).
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