American Louisa Chirico Cracks The Top 100

WEEK:  05.09.2016

American Louisa Chirico is the mover of the week.  Her excellent performance at the Mutua Madrid Open last week was rewarded in a major rise in her ranking this week.  Chirico got all the way to the semifinals before losing to an in-form Dominika Cibulkova.  It was not her best performance of the tournament, perhaps she was a tad overwhelmed by what she had accomplished and the whole experience of being in her first significant WTA singles semifinal.  Nevertheless, I was quite impressed with her game and I am happy to see a young American showing some skill on the red clay. I hope she will build on this performance going forward and hope to see her go deep at Roland Garros.

PLAYERS (within  the top 100) SPOTS MOVED NEW RANK
Robin Haase (NED) DOWN  18 83
Flip Krajinovic  (SRB) UP  16 98
Denis Istomin (UZB) UP  15 64
Hyeon Chung (KOR) DOWN  13 95
Daniel Evans (GBR) UP  11 86
Dudi Sela (ISR) UP  11 63
Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) DOWN  11 79
Aljaz Bedene (GBR) DOWN  10 69
Louisa Chirico (USA) UP  54 76
Sorana Cirstea (ROU) UP  28 99
Magda Linette (POL) UP  21 81
Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) UP  12 26
Carina Witthoeft (GER) DOWN  12 97
Saisai Zheng (CHN) DOWN  11 82

All top ten members on the ATP Tour remained the same; however, Roger Federer and Andy Murray swapped positions.

There were lots of changes in positions on the WTA Tour; however, Serena Williams is holding steady at number.  There is a new top ten player this week:  Timea Bacsinszky moved up to the number ten spot.

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