After winning the biggest title of her career in the doubles bracket of the WTA 500 in Sydney, Beatriz Haddad Maia got good news with a ranking update ahead of the Australian Open this Sunday. She managed to significantly improve both the singles and doubles list. In addition, it will maintain its winning partnership with Anna Danilina in Melbourne.
1 in Brazil in singles, Biya Haddad topped the rankings and is now ranked 83rd. The 25-year-old from So Paulo broke qualifying in Sydney, winning two games, and losing in the opening of the main draw to Switzerland. Belinda Bencic, Along with this he got 25 marks.
Another contributing factor to its rise is the fact that Sunday’s rankings took away old points from six tournaments – Sydney and Hobart 2020, Abu Dhabi and three more concurrent WTA 500 Melbourne in 2021.
In the doubles rankings, the jump was an incredible 332 places after the title in Sydney, which yielded 470 ranking points for Brazil. Bea Haddad is now ranked number 150 in the world in the sport, with Luisa Stefani at number 11, and Carolina Meligany Alves at number 133. Also in the top 200, Olympic medalist Laura Pigosi is ranked 163.
Biya Haddad and Daniela will play together in the Australian Open doubles and two top 20 singles debuts against a partnership formed by Spaniards Paula Badosa and Elena Rybakina, who are ranked 6 and 12 in the world respectively.
In case of victory, they could face Croatian Darija Jurak and Slovenian Andreja Klepac, seeded 7 in Melbourne, or the Czech partnership formed by Tereza Martinkova and Marketa Vondrosova. In the same quadrant are Australian Samantha Stosur and Chinese Shuai Zhang, seeded sixth in the tournament and champion in 2019.
In the singles bracket, Biya Haddad debuted against 20-year-old American Katie Volinetes, who comes from qualifying and is currently ranked 178th in the world. The players only faced each other once in the 2021 Wimbledon qualifying, with the Volynets winning.
If she wins, the Brazilian will be able to face Romanian Simona Halep, former No. 1 and current 15th in the rankings, in the second round. Halep made her Polish debut against Magdalena Frech.