Jelena Ostapenko, the Latvian teenager that has been turning heads since she turned pro in 2012, came very close to winning her first WTA title in Doha this past weekend. After dispatching top ten player, Petra Kvitova, and numerous former top ten players, she almost knocked out Carla Suarez Navarro. She got off to a brilliant start winning the first set 6-1; however, Suarez Navarro was not about to lose twice to her and fought back to win the title in three sets. This was the second final appearance for the teenager, she made the final last year in Quebec City. At this rate she will probably be claiming her first singles title and hoisting her first WTA singles trophy in the not too distant future.
|PLAYERS (within the top 100)||SPOTS MOVED||NEW RANK|
|Juan Monaco (ARG)||DOWN 30||98|
|Taylor Fritz (USA)||UP 21||81|
|Yuichi Sugita (JPN)||UP 20||99|
|Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)||UP 18||39|
|Illya Marchenko (UKR)||UP 15||70|
|Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP)||UP 14||53|
|John Millman (AUS)||DOWN 14||75|
|Nicolas Almagro (ESP)||DOWN 11||61|
|Denis Istomin (UZB)||DOWN 10||73|
|Jelena Ostapenko (LAT)||UP 47||41|
|Elena Vesnina (RUS)||UP 29||89|
|Zarina Diyas (KAZ)||DOWN 11||95|
|Donna Vekic (CRO)||UP 10||94|
|Saisai Zheng (CHN)||UP 10||63|
|Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU)||DOWN 10||67|
ATP WORLD TOUR: there are 4 teenagers in the top 100, amongst them is American sensation Taylor Fritz. The top 10 members remained the same and maintained their positions from last week.
WTA: there are 6 teenagers in the top 100. Carla Suarez Navarro is back in the top 10 at number 6, pushing Flavia Pennetta out of the top 10. The remaining members stayed the same with some swapping of positions; however, the top 3 remained the same.