Sharapova’s Ranking Drops Precipitously

WEEK:  07.11.2016

Mover of the week is Maria Sharapova, who was a semifinalist at last year’s Wimbledon.  She is currently off the Tour because of a two-year suspension due to testing positive for Meldonium (a PED);   therefore, she was unable to defend those points and her ranking has dropped precipitously.  Sharapova is set to appeal her suspension next week.


PLAYERS (within  the top 100) SPOTS MOVED NEW RANK
Vasek Pospisil (CAN) DOWN  55 99
Lukas Lacko (SVK) UP  25 98
Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) UP  22 100
Denis Istomin  (UZB) UP  19 97
Radu Albot (MDA) UP  18 92
Daniel Evans (GBR) UP  18 73
Jiri Vesely (CZE) UP  14 50
Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) UP  13 49
Sam Querrey (USA) UP  12 29
Horacio Zeballos (ARG) UP  11 72
Aljaz Bedene (GBR) DOWN  12 68
Maria Sharapova (RUS) DOWN  59 96
Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) UP  47 49
Elena Vesnina (RUS) UP  26 24
Katerina Siniakova (CZE) UP  21 93
Maria Sakkari (GRE) UP  18 97
Pauline Parmentier (FRA) UP  15 74
Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) DOWN  15 60
Misaki Doi (JPN) UP  13 36
Varvara Lepchenko (USA) UP  12 52
Mona Barthel (GER) UP  11 57
Camila Giorgi (ITA) DOWN  11 78
Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) DOWN  11 80
Alize Cornet (FRA) UP  10 51
Heather Watson (GBR) DOWN  10 65

 ATP Tour: the top seven members remained the same and maintained their positions.  Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is back at number 10. Tomas Berdych and Dominic Thiem traded positions.

WTA Tour: Two new faces this week in the top 10.  Carla Suarez Navarro is back at number 9.  Svetlana Kuznetsova after a long time away, is back at number 10.  The remaining members were shuffled a little; however, Serena Williams remains number 1.

SPECIAL MENTION: Samantha Crawford (USA) breaks into the top 100 at number 98.

OUR SPOTLIGHT PLAYER: Alexander Zverev has reached another new high of 27.


  1. Wow!! What a let down!! She’s really dug a very deep hole for herself…one that it’s going to be difficult to climb out of. Going to be interesting to see what her appeal brings.

    1. Now the appeal has been postponed to September, as both parties have many unresolved issues/questions. This should be interesting indeed. Many people still think the punishment was too harsh, I will remain in the minority in saying that is was appropriate.

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