St. PETERSBURG, FL. (WP) – The WTA is creating a measure that will eventually return its women’s tennis rankings to their usual 52-week system after the order was “frozen” due to the tourist break և schedule changes. during a coronavirus epidemic.
It’s a difficult way to calculate items, but in general, rating points will remain a part of a player’s total for at least a year և no more than two years.
The changes will take effect on April 5, after the end of the Miami Open.
The rules govern oddities such as tournaments played in 2019, missed in 2020, and return this year, including Miami և Madrid. Those points will disappear 104 weeks after the initial earnings.
For the events held in 2019, missed in 2020 2020 missed in 2021 համար for expected return in 2022. Indian Wells corresponds to that scenario, the points will fall from the player rating when the next tournament is held.
Before these updates take effect, the WTA allows players to count the points of their top 16 tournament results from March 2019. That allowed someone like No. 1 Ash Barty to avoid being punished for sitting for most of 2020 after COVID. There were 19 outbreaks.
Bartin, for example, in 2020. He did not defend his 2019 title at the French Open in October, but is still receiving credit for last year’s championship.
The ATP announced earlier this month that it was changing its rating rules to fully restore the regular 52-week system by August 2022.
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