Kiki Bertens Claims Second Singles Title

WEEK:  05.23.2016

Kiki Bertens was the mover of the week, jumping 31 spots up the rankings after her fine performance in Nurnberg where she captured her second career singles title. En route to the final she defeated the number one seed, Roberta Vinci and only dropped one set the entire tournament. Bertens will look to carry this form into the second Major of the season.  In 2014 she made it to the fourth round of Roland Garros.  Bertens would like to duplicate that feat this year and/or even go farther.  How far can she get in the draw? Unfortunately for Bertens, her first round opponent is the number three ranked player, Angelique Kerber.  The good news is that despite losing their only encounter earlier this year in Miami, Bertens won the first set before she was forced to retire in the third.


PLAYERS (within  the top 100) SPOTS MOVED NEW RANK
Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) DOWN  18 57
Leonardo Mayer (ARG) DOWN  17 68
Gastao Elias (POR) UP  10 88
Kiki Bertens (NED) UP  31 58
Mariana Duque-Marino (COL) UP  23 75
Caroline Garcia (FRA) UP  15 40
Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) UP  14 52
Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) DOWN  14 92

The top nine players on the ATP Tour remained the same and in the same order.  The only change was Richard Gasquet who dropped to number 12 and Marin Cilic is back in the top 10 at number 10.

There were no changes in the members or order of the top ten players on the WTA Tour this week.

SPECIAL MENTION: Our spotlight player, Alexander Zverev, is at a new career high of 41 after making it to his first career singles final on Saturday at the Open de Nice Cote d’Azur.

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