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.