Kamiji goes top of Wheelchair Tennis World Rankings

Yui Kamiji at the French Open (Photo: IPC)

After a phenomenal start to the season Yui Kamiji has finally returned to the top of the women’s singles wheelchair tennis world rankings which were announced on Wednesday.

Kamiji has won 25 straight matches, winning two grand slams, the Australian and French Opens in the process. She claimed the French open title at Roland Garros this weekend which was enough to shoot her to the top of the rankings.

The win of the French Open gives the Japanese plyer 3,992 points putting her 200 clear of the Dutch player Jiske Griffioen with 3,771. The two of them are well clear of a Dutch trio who round out the top five with Diede de Groot (2,827), Aniek van Koot (2,670), Marjolein Buis (2,293) rounding out the top five.

A big climber in the women’s rankings is South African Kgothatso Montjane with 1,446 points lifting her in to ninth. She climbed up to there after winning the ITF 2 Series Busan Open title in Busan, South Korea recently.

Despite losing in the Roland Garros quarter final British player’s Gordon Reid remains at the top in a tight race. His compatriot, Alfie Hewett, sits in sixth place after winning in Paris, that equals his best ever career ranking.

Such was the French Open tournament that Belgian Joachim Gerard was able to remain in second place despite missing the whole tournament due to surgery. The runner-up from Paris, Gustavo Fernandez moves up to fourth after his successful tournament.

Two French players round out the top five for the men’s singles with Stephane Houdet in third with 3,776 and Nicolas Peifer in fifth with 3,334 rounding it out.

The quad rankings remain unchanged for the most part with Australian Dylan Alcott still just beating out American David Wagner.

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