From Qualies To Champion

WEEK: 01.16.2017

Elise Mertens is our mover of the week.  She came through qualifying in Hobart and took out three seeded players, the number one seed included, en route to winning the title and becoming a first time champion.. That took physical fitness and mental toughness to pull off. This was her first career WTA singles title and from her performance we can expect to see much from this Belgium. Since she was busy with the championship match in Hobart, she was unable to make it to Melbourne for the qualifying rounds; however, if she keeps winning, she won’t need to qualify anymore because she will get direct entry into the main draw of the Majors and probably the lesser tournaments as her ranking continues to improve.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ELISE MERTENS, the 2017 Hobart International champion, on winning your first WTA singles title.


PLAYERS (within  the top 100) SPOTS MOVED NEW RANK
Dudi Sela (ISR) UP  20 67
Daniel Evans (GBR) UP  16 51
Adam Pavlasek (CZE) DOWN  14 86
Kevin Anderson (RSA) DOWN  12 80
Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) DOWN  11 70
Facundo Bagnis (ARG) DOWN  10 65
Elise Mertens (BEL) UP  45 82
Ying-Ying Duan (CHN) UP  16 87
Monica Puig (PUR) DOWN  14 46
Alize Cornet (FRA) DOWN  12 43
Belinda Bencic (SUI) DOWN  11 59
Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) UP  10 51

ATP Tour: the top ten members remained the same and maintained their exact positions from the previous week.

WTA Tour: the top ten members remained the same; however, Johanna Konta (GBR) moved up to #9 and Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) dropped to #10. 



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