Coronavirus will be taken away from Svitolina position in the WTA rankings

The best tennis player of Ukrainian Elina Svitolina will lose the position in the WTA rankings. Ukrainian, which is on the 5th line, next week start the status of the sixth racket of the world.

The reason is that the prestigious tournament in 2020 BNP Paribas Indian wells (USA) cancelled due to the coronavirus.

Last year at this tournament, the Ukrainian reached the semifinals where lost to Bianca Andreescu.

Thus, Svitolina will not be able to defend points. In the ranking of 389 Elina will lose points and will fall to 6th place.

Other changes in the top 5 of the WTA rankings will not happen. The rating will continue to lead the Australian Ashleigh Barty.

But on the 23rd place in the rating rise Ukrainian Dayana Yastremsky.

What is known about the cancellation of the tournaments

16 March, WTA announced the cancellation of the tennis tournaments until the beginning of may.

The WTA released a statement which says the abolition of ground tournaments in Stuttgart (Germany), Istanbul (Turkey) and Prague (Czech Republic).

The first tournament after the calendar repair is a Premier Mandatory in Madrid (Spain), which will be held from 2-9 may. After he scheduled the tournament WTA Premier 5 in Rome (Italy).

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