NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Open women's runner-up
Aryna Sabalenka and men's champion
Novak Djokovic each moved up one spot to No. 1 in the rankings on Monday — Sabalenka's first week atop the WTA, and Djokovic's record-extending 390th atop the ATP — while women's champion
Coco Gauff rose to a career-high No. 3 in singles and No. 1 in doubles.
Sabalenka, a 25-year-old from Belarus, is the 29th player to top the women's list since computerized rankings began in the 1970s.
Her run in New York, which ended with a
2-6, 6-3, 6-2 loss to Gauff in Saturday's final, allowed Sabalenka to move up one spot and overtake
Iga Swiatek, who slid to No. 2 after holding No. 1 since April 2022. Swiatek won the trophy at year ago but lost in the fourth round this time.
"All year, I've been playing well," said Sabalenka, who won her first major title at the Australian Open and reached the semifinals at the French Open and Wimbledon. "I put her, kind of like, under pressure."
Gauff, a 19-year-old from Florida, is next in singles, rising three spots from No. 6, and she and partner Jessica Pegula jointly went up to No. 1 in doubles after making it to the quarterfinals in that event. They had been together at No. 6 behind No. 1 Katerina Siniakova before the U.S. Open, but Siniakova and Barbora Krejcikova lost in the second round a year after taking the championship.