Wimbledon women’s seedings: How they work, current tennis rankings, Wimbledon 2024 points | Sporting News

Wimbledon women’s seedings: How they work, current tennis rankings, Wimbledon 2024 points | Sporting News

The next grand slam on the WTA calendar is fast approaching, with the biggest tennis stars in the world gearing up for Wimbledon.

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There will be a host of top ranked players looking to gain the crown, with world number one Iga Swiatek having the momentum after winning the French Open last month.

The championship at the All England Club is arguably the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world, steeped in tradition and players who are seeded often earn a great advantage at the tournament.

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How does seeding work at Wimbledon?

At Wimbledon in the ladies singles tournament, the top 32 players in the WTA world rankings are seeded, meaning they will face a non-seeded player or wildcard entrant in the first round of the competition.

This not only impacts the opening round, but also any of the next rounds, as those with a higher seed tend to be pitted against those who are a lower seed or a non-seeded player.

This means hypothetically speaking, the player ranked 33rd — and in this case an unseeded player — could be eligible to play against someone ranked 100 or higher in the first round, whilst those in the top 32 will not play each other in the first round.

Current WTA world rankings

In the latest version of the WTA world rankings, Poland’s Iga Swiatek is number one, with her win in the French Open cementing her place at the top of the rankings.

USA’s Coco Gauff is in second but is over 3000 points behind Swiatek; Aryna Sabalenka, Elena Rybakina and Jessica Pegula round out the top five.

Ranking Player Points
1 Iga Swiatek (POL) 11695
2 Coco Gauff (USA) 8128
3 Aryna Sabalenka 7841
4 Elena Rybakina (KAZ) 6026
5 Jessica Pegula (USA) 5025
6 Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) 4463
7 Jasmine Paolini (ITA) 4068
8 Qinwen Zheng (CHN) 4055
9 Maria Sakkari 3805
10 Ons Jabeur 3801

Last updated June 24

The full WTA world rankings can be found here.

Wimbledon 2024 points

With Wimbledon being a grand slam, players have the chance to shoot up the rankings with a good performance.

The winner earns 2000 points in the rankings, which could see a player get close to the top in one fell swoop.

The points on offer range from 20 points to those who reach they second qualifying round, and up to 1300 for the beaten finalist.

Final position Points
Winner 2000
Finalist 1300
Semifinalist 780
Quarterfinalist 430
Round of 16 240
Round of 32 130
Round of 64 70
Round of 128 10
Q 40
Q3 30
Q2 8
Q1 0

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