Yesterday was the official year-end rankings for the WTA tour. On the final week of the regular season, Venus Williams made the big push into the Top 10 to finish No. 7. Sister Serena finished No. 1 once again for a fifth time and third straight year.
A look at some of the other notable final rankings numbers:
2015 WTA Top 10 (as of Nov 9, 2015)
1 Serena Williams 9945
2 Simona Halep 6060
3 Garbine Muguruza Blanco 5200
4 Maria Sharapova 5011
5 Agnieszka Radwanska 4500
6 Petra Kvitova 4220
7 Venus Williams 3790
8 Flavia Pennetta 3621
9 Lucie Safarova 3590
10 Angelique Kerber 3590
* Serena has held No. 1 for 143 straight weeks from February 18, 2013.
* Halep, Muguruza, Pennetta and Safarova all finish at year-end best, with the last three finishing in the Top 10 for a first time.
* Radwanska left the US Open ranked No. 13 but surged to finish No. 5.
* Venus (35) and Ana Konjuh (17) were the oldest and youngest in the Top 100.
* Five teens finished in the Top 100 led by 18-year-old Belinda Bencic who finished No. 14.
* There were 12 thirtysomethings who finished among the Top 100, with 34-year-old Serena the highest ranked.
* Serena (34) and Venus (35) were the two oldest players in the Top 100.
* Just 6 lefties are in the year-end Top 100, but 3 of them are in the Top 10.
* Kerber is the only Top 10 player who hasn’t made a Grand Slam final.
* Every player in the Top 35 has won a WTA title in their career.
* Daria Gavrilova is the only Top 40 player not to have ever made a WTA final.
* 33 different countries are represented in the final Top 100, led by the USA who finished with 13.
* Tatjana Maria and Evgeniya Rodina played the most events of anyone in the Top 100 with 31.
* Victoria Azarenka played the fewest with 15. Serena was second-fewest at 16.
* Timea Bacsinsky made the biggest jump into the Top 20, improving 36 spots from No. 48 to No. 12.
* Garbine Muguruza made the biggest rise into the Top 10, 18 spots from No. 21 to No. 3.
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