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Australian Open champions won't see change in rankings. Sinner to stay at No. 4, Sabalenka No. 2

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian Open champions Jannik Sinner and Aryna Sabalenka will stay where they are when the new rankings are released on Monday.

Sinner consolidates his hold on a career-best No. 4 spot in the ATP rankings, and former top-ranked Sabalenka stays at No. 2 in the WTA rankings.

Sinner rallied from two sets down to beat Daniil Medvedev 3-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 to win the Australian Open final on Sunday for his first Grand Slam title. Sabalenka clinched back-to-back Australian Open titles with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Zheng Qinwen on Saturday.

In the men's rankings, Novak Djokovic will stay top despite a rare defeat in the semifinals at Melbourne Park, where he is a 10-time champion. Medvedev missed the opportunity to move past No. 2 Carlos Alcaraz with a win against Sinner. He remains at No. 3.

Andrey Rublev is at No. 5 and Australian Open semifinalist Alexander Zverev is sixth. Holger Rune, Hubert Hurkacz, Taylor Fritz and Stefanos Tsitsipas are in the Nos. 7-10 spots.

SWIATEK STAYS NO. 1

Despite her third-round exit at Melbourne Park, Iga Swiatek holds on to the top ranking, ahead of Sabalenka.

Elena Rybakina falls two positions to No. 5 after failing to defend the ranking points she gained for her run to the final at last year’s event.

The 19-year-old Coco Gauff rises to equal her career-high at No. 3 and her fellow American Jessica Pegula moves up one spot to No. 4.

Zheng Qinwen, who made her first appearance in a major final at Melbourne Park this year, breaks into the top 10 for the first time, up from No. 15 to No. 7, behind Ons Jabeur.

Markéta Vondroušová is at No. 8, Maria Sakkari at No. 9 and Karolína Muchová rounds out the women’s top ten.

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