Wozniacki Hopes It’s Not Too Late

WEEK:  08.29.2016

Caroline Wozniacki gets the unenviable honors of mover of the week.  Once ranked as high as number one back in 2010 and 2011, a slew of unfortunate injuries have caused her ranking to drop precipitously.  No longer is she the confident player she once was. Now she finds herself struggling to string consecutive wins together at tournaments.  Unable to rely on her foot speed and consistent accuracy in the placement of her shots, she is getting beaten by players ranked much lower than she is.  She has only made one semifinal this year and that was in the first tournament that she played.  With the final Major, the US Open, starting today, one wonders how far she will get in the draw given her shaky performance last week.  She lost in the first round of the Connecticut Open to Jelena Ostapenko.  Wozniacki has always impressed me with her fighting spirit; however, that spark of determination that once drove her to success on the tour seems to be missing.  Can she find the belief that propelled her to the top of the rankings and do some damage in the draw?


PLAYERS (within  the top 100) SPOTS MOVED NEW RANK
John Millman (AUS) UP  15 66
Malek Jaziri (TUN) DOWN  15 68
Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) UP  10 39
Kevin Anderson (RSA) DOWN  10 35
Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) DOWN  23 74
Johanna Larsson (SWE) UP  15 47
Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) UP  12 56

ATP and WTA Tours: there were no changes in the top ten members from last week.  They all maintained their exact positions from last week.


SPECIAL NOTE:  John Isner is back at number 21 and regains his position as the number one USA male player.

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