Iga Swiatek extends her points lead over world number two Ons Jabeur of Tunisia . Swiatek is the first time Swiatek has finished at the top of the year-end charts .
PARIS (British Federation of Tennis (PAYU): Iga Swiatek may have failed to win the WTA Finals and the US Open, but she is now a dominant number one in the womens tennis rankings.Despite losing to big-serving Belarus Aryna Sabalenka in the semi-finals in Texas last week, the 21-year-old extended her points lead over world number two Ons Jabeur of Tunisia.It is the first time Swiatek has finished at the top of the year-end charts.Swiateks' memorable campaign included eight singles titles and a streak of 37 match victories in a row.Ashleigh Barty of Australia took a shock retirement in March, bringing the Swiateks' to the top of the standings for the next three years.Sabalenka lost in the final to Frances Caroline Garcia, who became the second French woman to win the title following Amelie Mauresmo in 2005.Both finalists in the WTA season-ender in Texas rise two spots on Monday, Garcia to fourth and Sabalenka to fifth.The following are the WTA rankings (Russia and Belarus athletes are unable to compete due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine by Russia and Belarus). Ons Jabeur (TUN) 5055.Jessica Pegula (United States) 4691 4.Caroline Garcia (FRA) 4375 (+2) 5.Aryna Sabalenka 3925 (+2) 6. Coco Gauff (USA) 3646 (-3) 8.Daria Kasatkina 3435 9.Veronika Kudermetova 2795 10.Simona Halep (ROM) 2661-11. Belinda Bencic (SUI) 2365 (+1) 13 (today).Paula Badosa (ESP) 2363 (-1) 14.Danielle Collins (USA) 2292 15.Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) 2215 16. Anett Kontaveit (EST) 2093 18.Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) was born in 1986.Ekaterina Alexandrova 1910-20.Liudmila Samsonova 1910-1911.