2016 WTA Year-End Top 20 Rankings: Kerber Climbs To No. 1; Vesnina, Konta Big Movers
by Tom Gainey | November 30th, 2016, 11:40 am
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Earlier this month on November 7, the WTA released its official year-end rankings. Angelique Kerber was the star on the season climbing from No. 10 all the way to No. 1 during her incredible year, eclipsing Serena Williams.

Several women made big moves in 2016. Dominika Cibulkova overcame injury to leap from No. 38 to a career-best No. 5. Wimbledon semifinalist Elena Vesnina vaulted 111 spots to No. 16. Brit star Johanna Konta had her best season rising from No. 47 to No. 10.

US Open finalist Karolina Pliskova joined Madison Keys and Konta as Top 10 year-end debutants.

Only five players from the 2015 year-end rankings stayed in the Top 10 with Flavia Pennetta retired, Maria Sharapova under suspension and Lucie Safarova plunging from No. 9 to No. 64.

The Czech Republic did well boasting three players in the Top 20, equalling the U.S.

And three players posted their first Top 20 year-end ranking finish: 10 Konta, 16 Vesnina and 20 Strycova.

RK
NAT PLAYER
PTS
2015
CHG
1
GER Angelique Kerber
9080
10
9
2
USA Serena Williams
7050
1
-1
3
POL Agnieszka Radwanska
5600
5
2
4
ROM Simona Halep
5228
2
-2
5
SVK Dominika Cibulkova
4875
38
33
6
CZE Karolina Pliskova
4600
11
5
7
ESP GarbiƱe Muguruza
4236
3
-4
8
USA Madison Keys
4137
18
10
9
RUS Svetlana Kuznetsova
4115
25
16
10
GBR Johanna Konta
3640
47
37
11
CZE Petra Kvitova
3485
6
-5
12
ESP Carla Suarez Navarro
3070
13
1
13
BEL Victoria Azarenka
3061
22
9
14
UKR Elina Svitolina
2895
19
5
15
SUI Timea Bacsinszky
2347
12
-3
16
RUS Elena Vesnina
2252
111
95
17
USA Venus Williams
2240
7
-10
18
ITA Roberta Vinci
2210
15
-3
19
DEN Caroline Wozniacki
2185
17
-2
20
CZE Barbora Strycova
2170
41
21

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One Comment for 2016 WTA Year-End Top 20 Rankings: Kerber Climbs To No. 1; Vesnina, Konta Big Movers

Willow Says:

I Doubt Serena will be that bothered about being number 1 anymore, i think the thing she really wants is to surpass Steffi and win more GS, its as as simple as that now for her ….

Also it will be interesting to see what kind of impression Sharapova will have, when she eventually returns to the tour, if any at all ?, some of the top players could run into her early in a GS, so depending on how she starts when she returns, she could be dangerous ….

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