The strongest tennis player of Ukrainian Elina Svitolina at the Australian Open will compete for the status of the leader of rating WTA.
On the first season of the Grand slam tournament away from Simona Halep leadership in the world ranking tries from 10 players, the official WTA website.
If Halep will come out on the first round match of the Australian Open against Kaia Kanepi, from the list of contenders for the first row will automatically fall to Russian Daria Kasatkina. If Romanian won her first match in Melbourne, then the chances of the lead will lose the Belarusian Arina Sobolenko. In the case of Halep exit in third round of struggle for the first line will drop the current champion of the tournament Caroline Wozniacki.
Also in place of Halep at the top of the WTA rankings expect, Angelique Kerber, Petra Kvitova, Karolina Pliskova, Naomi Osaka, Sloane Stephens and Kiki, Bertens.
Svitolina will qualify on the first row in the ranking only in case if at the Open championship of Australia will reach the finals.
Svitolina at the first Slam of the season starts Tuesday with a match against the winner of qualification, Victoria Golubich. In the second round Elina can play with a Ukrainian Kateryna Kozlova, if she beat Victoria Kuzmova.
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We will remind, last year Elina Svitolina at the Australian Open for the first time in his career reached the quarterfinals, losing in straight sets to the Belgian Elise Mertens.