Zhang Gets Rewarded

WEEK:  02.01.2016

Shuai Zhang was the mover of the week.  She was a qualifier and she played inspired tennis at the Australian Open.  In the first round she upset the number two ranked player in the world, Simona Halep.  She eventually lost to Johanna Konta in the quarterfinals; however, her impressive performance is now reflected in a significant rise in her ranking.

Mentioned this week if change in ranking is greater than or equal to 10 spots.

Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) UP  22 52
John Millman (AUS) UP  17 78
Jerzy Janowicz (POL) DOWN 17 73
Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) UP   14 70
Rajeev Ram (USA) UP  12 81
Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) DOWN  12 98
Nick Kyrgios (AUS) DOWN  11 41
Ricardas Berankis (LTU) DOWN  11 96
Facundo Bagnis (ARG) UP  10 99
Sam Groth (AUS) DOWN 10 77
Shuai Zhang (CHN) UP  68 65
Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) UP  30 52
Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) DOWN 28 66
Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) DOWN  21 58
Johanna Konta (GBR) UP  19 28
Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) UP  19 73
Lucie Hradecka (CZE) DOWN  19 72
Annika Beck (GER) UP  16 39
Margarita Gasparyan (RUS) UP  16 42
Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) DOWN  15 78
Carina Witthoeft (GER) DOWN  15 77
Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) DOWN  15 93
Elizaveta Kulichkova (RUS) UP  14 95
Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) DOWN  14 55
Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) UP  13 100
Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) DOWN  13 83
Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) UP  12 64
Saisai Zheng CHN) UP  12 71
Zarina Diyas (KAZ) DOWN  12 69
Polona Hercog (SLO) DOWN  12 84
Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) UP  10 70

The ATP Tour top 10 members remained the same; however, there was a little shifting in their positions. On the WTA Tour, Carla Suarez Navarro is back in the top 10 at number 8; Venus Williams is no longer in the top 10; and there has been some major changes in positions for the remaining members.  Angelique Kerber with her surprising defeat of Serena Williams in the Australian Open Final is now ranked number 2.

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