Poland’s IgaSwiatek was confirmed as the new Women’s Tennis Association number one in the rankings released Monday, replacing the retired Ashleigh Barty.

The 20-year-old celebrated her new status in style on Sunday, winning the Miami Open with a straight-sets victory over four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka.

Swiatek’s victory made her only the fourth women’s player in history to win the Indian Wells and Miami tournaments back-to-back.

The former French Open champion already holds a substantial lead over second-ranked Czech BarboraKrejcikova.

Miami runner-up Osaka jumped up 42 places to move into 35th in the rankings. The Japanese star will be hoping to secure seedings for the remaining three majors of the year.

WTA top 20                      

  1. IgaSwiatek (POL) 6,711 pts (+1)
  2. BarboraKrejcikova (CZE) 4,975 (+2)
  3. Paula Badosa (ESP) 4,970 (+3)
  4. Maria Sakkari (GRE) 4,705 (-1)
  5. ArynaSabalenka (BLR) 4,657
  6. AnettKontaveit (EST) 4,511 (+1)
  7. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 4,197 (+1)
  8. Danielle Collins (USA) 3,151 (+3)
  9. GarbineMuguruza (ESP) 3,070
  10. OnsJabeur (TUN) 2,975
  11. JelenaOstapenko (LAT) 2,805 (+1)
  12. Emma Raducanu (GBR) 2,706 (+1)
  13. Jessica Pegula (USA) 2,485 (+8)
  14. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 2,473
  15. Coco Gauff (USA) 2,345 (+2)
  16. Angelique Kerber (GER) 2,297 (-1)
  17. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 2,281 (-1)
  18. Elena Rybakina (KAZ) 2,261
  19. Leylah Fernandez (CAN) 2,156 (+3)
  20. SimonaHalep (ROM) 2,156 (-1)

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