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Wimbledon to decide world no. 1

Jul 04, 2017
written by: Kristina Borojevic
written by: Kristina Borojevic
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With Wimbledon’s 2016 points off the player’s rankings, Karolina Pliskova is the tentative world no. 1. She will become the no. 1 following Wimbledon unless Simona Halep or Angelique Kerber pull off deep runs at this year’s Championships.

Here are the possible scenarios…

Simona Halep

For Halep to be no. 1:

  • Halep must at least reach the semi-finals.
  • If Halep makes the semi-finals, Pliskova loses before the fourth round and Kerber does not reach the final, Halep will become the no. 1.
  • If Halep makes the Wimbledon final and faces Pliskova or Kerber, Halep will need to win Wimbledon.

Projected Post-Wimbledon Standings:

  1. Simona Halep
  2. Karolina Pliskova
  3. Angelique Kerber

Angelique Kerber

The current world no. 1 has the toughest scenario of them all. For Kerber to be no. 1:

  • Kerber must at least reach the Wimbledon final. Given that Kerber and Pliskova could potentially meet in the semi-finals, if they were both to make it there, that match may ultimately decide the top ranking spot.
  • If Kerber makes the Wimbledon final, Pliskova loses before the fourth round and Halep does not reach the final, Kerber will be no. 1.
  • If Pliskova makes the quarter-finals, Kerber will need to win Wimbledon.
  • If Kerber makes the Wimbledon final and faces Halep, Kerber will need to win.

Projected Post-Wimbledon Standings:

  1. Angelique Kerber
  2. Simona Halep
  3. Karolina Pliskova

Karolina Pliskova

The simplest scenario of them all – For Pliskova to be no.1… Halep cannot reach the semi-finals and Kerber cannot appear in a second straight final. Pliskova could lose her second round match and, because she is not defending points from 2016, she will become the world no. 1 unless Halep makes the semis and Kerber makes the final.

  • If Halep and Kerber both fall before the semi-finals, Pliskova will automatically become the world no. 1 regardless of her finish.
  • If Pliskova makes the quarter-finals, Halep will need to make the final while Kerber needs to win Wimbledon.
  • If Pliskova makes the semi-finals, Halep or Kerber will need to win Wimbledon.

Projected Post-Wimbledon Standings:

  1. Karolina Pliskova
  2. Simona Halep
  3. Angelique Kerber

 

Check out the rankings round by round below. Wimbledon second round action kicks off on July 5 across TSN.

Credit: WTA.