Swiatek seems unbeatable for several weeks: she won her fourth consecutive tournament on German clay, after her victories in Doha, Indian Wells and Miami.

She now advances to Roland-Garros (May 22 - June 5) with the status of favorite, with 23 straight wins.

Behind her, Badosa doubled the Czech Barbora Krejcíková, now world No.3, for only two points.

Despite her defeat against Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka (N.4) 7-6 (7/5), 6-4, Badosa reached her best ranking, more than 2,000 points behind Swiatek however.

The top 10 remains unchanged apart from this inversion.

Briton Emma Raducanu, who received the Laureus prize for Revelation of the Year on Sunday despite her inconsistency since her title at the US Open 2021, gains a place (N.11).

Alizé Cornet is still the highest ranked French player (N.34), while Caroline Garcia (N.71) and Clara Burel (N.84) lose two places each.

WTA ranking after the Stuttgart tournament:

1. Iga Swiatek (POL) 7181 pts

2. Paula Badosa (ESP) 5045 (+1)

3. Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) 5043 (-1)

4. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 4711

5. Maria Sakkari (GRE) 4651

6. Anett Kontaveit (EST) 4511

7. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 4207

8. Danielle Collins (USA) 3151

9. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 3070

10. Ons Jabeur (TUN) 3015

11. Emma Raducanu (GBR) 2797 (+1)

12. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 2780 (-1)

13. Belinda Bencic (SUI) 2561

14. Jessica Pegula (USA) 2510

15. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 2472

16. Cori Gauff (USA) 2300

17. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 2281 (+1)

18. Elena Rybakina (KAZ) 2261 (+1)

19. Angelique Kerber (GER) 2243 (-2)

20. Leylah Fernandez (CAN) 2151 (+1)

...

34. Alizé Cornet (FRA) 1315

71. Caroline Garcia (FRA) 915 (-2)

84. Clara Burel (FRA) 778 (-2)

93. Oceane Dodin (FRA) 708

97. Diane Parry (FRA) 679

99. Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 658 (-1)

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