S T. PETERSBURG, FL, USA – The WTA announced today that Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic will be promoted to the World No. 1 WTA for the first time in her career when the rankings are published on Monday, July 15.
"It's a great honor to become the number 1 player in the world," said Strycova. "I'm so happy to win my first Grand Slam, and I could not have made it here without my amazing teammate Hsieh, we've worked hard and I'm proud of all our achievements together."
Strycova becomes the seventh woman to represent the Czech Republic in reaching the doubles classification at number 1 in her first Grand Slam doubles match at Wimbledon. She joins her compatriots Helena Sukova, Jana Novotna, Kveta Peschke, Lucie Safarova, Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova to reach the pinnacle of this sport.
Strycova also becomes the 43rd overall woman to reach the WTA world No. 1 doubles ranking, taking first place from Kristina Mladenovic, who has held her for the past five weeks. At 33 years, 109 days, Strycova becomes the second oldest player to debut as the world No. 1 in doubles after Kveta Peschke in 2011 (35 years, 361 days).