Jannik Sinner and Coco Gauff Rises to No. 1 and No. 2: The 2000 Born Stars Dominate the Rankings

Jannik Sinner has ascended to No. 1 in the ATP rankings, becoming the first Italian player to achieve this milestone.

His rise, coupled with Carlos Alcaraz moving up to No. 2 after securing his third Grand Slam title at Roland Garros, signifies a new era for tennis.

Jannik Sinner and Coco Gauff Rises to No. 1 and No. 2: The 2000 Born Stars Dominate the Rankings
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For the first time ever, tennis players born in the 2000s hold the top two spots on both the ATP and WTA rankings, marking a significant shift in the sport’s landscape.

New ATP Top 5 (Week of June 10, 2024):

  1. Jannik Sinner (2001)
  2. Carlos Alcaraz (2003)
  3. Novak Djokovic
  4. Alexander Zverev
  5. Daniil Medvedev

Breakthrough for WTA Rankings

On the WTA side, Coco Gauff has climbed from No. 3 to No. 2, following a rank swap with Aryna Sabalenka. Iga Swiatek, continuing her dominance with a fifth Grand Slam title at Roland Garros, remains at No. 1.

New WTA Top 5 (Week of June 10, 2024):

  1. Iga Swiatek (2001)
  2. Coco Gauff (2004)
  3. Aryna Sabalenka
  4. Elena Rybakina
  5. Jessica Pegula

Sinner’s and Gauff’s Groundbreaking Achievements

Jannik Sinner’s achievement is not just personal; he is the first Italian to ever reach No. 1 in either ATP or WTA history. He previously held the record as the only Italian to reach the Top 3. Sinner’s successful year includes winning his first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open and an impressive 12-match winning streak in major tournaments.

Coco Gauff is now the highest-ranked American player since Serena Williams in 2017. This milestone underscores her remarkable progress and growing dominance in women’s tennis.

Other Notable Ranking Movements

Several other players have made significant moves in the rankings:

  • Jasmine Paolini: Reaches the WTA Top 10 for the first time, jumping from No. 15 to No. 7 after her Grand Slam final appearance at Roland Garros. She is the fifth Italian woman to break into the Top 10 in WTA history.

Italians in the WTA Top 10:

  • Francesca Schiavone (Career-high No. 4 in 2011)

  • Sara Errani (Career-high No. 5 in 2013)

  • Flavia Pennetta (Career-high No. 6 in 2015)

  • Roberta Vinci (Career-high No. 7 in 2016)

  • Jasmine Paolini (Career-high No. 7 in 2024)

  • Mirra Andreeva: The 17-year-old Russian has broken into the WTA Top 30, climbing from No. 38 to No. 23 after reaching her first Grand Slam semifinal at Roland Garros.

  • Flavio Cobolli: The Italian makes his ATP Top 50 debut, moving from No. 53 to No. 50 after a strong performance in Paris.

  • Zizou Bergs: The Belgian player enters the ATP Top 100 for the first time, rising from No. 104 to No. 81.

  • Mariano Navone: The Argentine breaks into the ATP Top 30, advancing from No. 31 to No. 29, and makes history as the first man in the Open Era to be seeded in his first main draw at a major.


This week marks a pivotal moment in tennis history, with young stars from the 2000s taking the helm in both the ATP and WTA rankings. As Jannik Sinner and Coco Gauff continue to blaze trails, the future of tennis looks incredibly bright.

Also Read: Carlos Alcaraz: Rising Clay-Court Champion with Victory over Zverev at Roland Garros 2024 Recap

Coco Gauff to Achieve Career-High No. 2 Ranking After Roland Garros

Coco Gauff is set to reach a new career-high ranking of No. 2 in the WTA rankings on Monday, following her impressive performance at Roland Garros. This makes her the first American, male or female, to be ranked in the Top 2 since Serena Williams in 2017.

Jannik Sinner and Coco Gauff Rises to No. 1 and No. 2: The 2000 Born Stars Dominate the Rankings
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Gauff’s Ascension in the Rankings

Gauff, currently ranked No. 3, secured her rise by winning her quarterfinal match in Paris on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Aryna Sabalenka, who held the No. 2 spot, lost her quarterfinal match on Wednesday. As a result, Gauff and Sabalenka will switch places when the new rankings are released on Monday.

This achievement marks a significant milestone for American tennis. Gauff will be the first American to be ranked in the Top 2 since Serena Williams was No. 2 during the Roland Garros fortnight in 2017.

Significant Milestones in Gauff’s Career

Coco Gauff has had a series of remarkable ranking breakthroughs in her young career:

  • Top 200 Debut: July 15, 2019, at age 15
  • Top 100 Debut: October 14, 2019, at age 15
  • Top 50 Debut: February 24, 2020, at age 15
  • Top 20 Debut: September 13, 2021, at age 17
  • Top 10 Debut: September 12, 2022, at age 18
  • Top 5 Debut: October 24, 2022, at age 18
  • Top 3 Debut: September 11, 2023, at age 19
  • Top 2 Debut: June 10, 2024, at age 20

Gauff has shown exceptional consistency in major tournaments, reaching at least the semifinals in the last three Grand Slams. This includes winning the US Open last year, reaching the semifinals at the Australian Open this year, and now advancing to the semifinals at Roland Garros.

Consistency and Performance in Grand Slams

Gauff’s performance in Grand Slam tournaments has been unparalleled. She has won 17 of her last 18 matches at these events. Her semifinal appearance at Roland Garros this year adds to her ranking points, as she had only reached the quarterfinals in the previous year. Additionally, with minimal points to defend at Wimbledon, where she exited in the first round last year, Gauff is poised to continue her upward trajectory.

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