Usually there’s a lot of movement on the rankings after a major, but with “best of” points falling off from the last two Australian Opens this week, there’s even more.

Below are just a few of the notable storylines from the January 31st, 2022 rankings.

Danielle Collins soars into Top 10 after reaching Australian Open final
After getting to the first Grand Slam final of her career in Melbourne, where she gave Ashleigh Barty her toughest match of the tournament—she led 5-1 in the second set before falling in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6 (2)—Collins rises from No. 30 to No. 10 on the WTA rankings this week, shattering her previous career-high of No. 23.

“I think it hasn’t really fully set in yet, because for a while I’ve wanted to be a Top 10 player,” she said after the final. “It was a goal of mine last year, but I fell a little bit short, so to reach it this early on in the season has meant the world to me.

“I think that I just have to keep going day by day and just working towards my goals. There’s other things that I’m going to want to achieve moving forward.”

Collins is the first new Top 10 player on either the WTA or ATP rankings this year. She’s the 138th player to reach the Top 10 in WTA rankings history, and the 31st American.

Taylor Fritz cracks Top 20 after reaching second week of a major for first time
It was a double breakthrough Down Under for Fritz this year, not only reaching the round of 16 at a Grand Slam for the first time, but the result bumping him up from No. 22 to No. 20 on the ATP rankings this week, his Top 20 debut.

Going into his third-round match against Roberto Bautista Agut, he was 0-7 at that stage of majors—but he beat the world No. 18, 6-0, 3-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, his eighth win in his last 10 matches against Top 20 players, to reach a fourth round for the first time. He almost won his fourth-round match, too, leading No. 4-ranked Stefanos Tsitsipas two sets to one before ultimately succumbing, 4-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

With little to defend until the summer, Collins could easily keep climbing up the Top 10 over the next several months.

With little to defend until the summer, Collins could easily keep climbing up the Top 10 over the next several months.


“I mean, it’s huge,” Fritz said of his deepest run to date at a major. “After that match I was almost close to tearing up a bit. But it seems stupid, because so many people have made the second week of Slams. It’s just eluded me for so long. I’ve had a lot of tough matches, honestly a lot of tough draws, never gotten a great look at it, I guess.

“But it means a ton, and also to do it against someone who has basically been my dad my whole professional career.”

Matteo Berrettini becomes second-highest-ranked Italian in ATP rankings history
After reaching the semifinals of the Australian Open for the first time in his career, where he pushed eventual champion Rafael Nadal to four sets, Berrettini rises from No. 7 to No. 6 this week, not only continuing his climb up the Top 10 of the ATP rankings, but also etching his name even deeper into Italian tennis history.

~ Adriano Panatta (career-high No. 4 in 1976)
~ Matteo Berrettini (career-high No. 6 in 2022)
~ Corrado Barazzutti (career-high No. 7 in 1978)
~ Fabio Fognini (career-high No. 9 in 2019)
~ Jannik Sinner (career-high No. 9 in 2021)

At Roland Garros last year, Berrettini became the first Italian man ever to reach the round of 16 at least once at each of the four majors, and at the Australian Open last week he increased that feat, becoming the first to reach the quarterfinals at least once at each of the four majors. The only semifinal he's missing: Roland Garros.

There are a few more notable ranking debuts with Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz breaking into the Top 30 for the first time after reaching the third round in Melbourne, rising from No.31 to No. 29, and US Open champion Emma Raducanu cracking the Top 15 after reaching the second round, going from No.18 to No. 13.

Former No. 7 Madison Keys also continues her rebound, going from No. 51 to No. 28 after reaching her first Grand Slam semifinal since 2018. She had just risen from No. 87 to No. 51 going into the Australian Open after winning one of the lead-up events in Adelaide, meaning she’s now gone from No. 87 to No. 28 in a span of just three weeks.