Azarenka’s Ranking Has Fallen

WEEK: 03.20.2017

The mover of the week is Victoria Azarenka.  Her ranking fell because she was unable to defend her title in Indian Wells as she has been out on maternity leave since announcing her pregnancy in July last year.  She has not played on Tour since losing in the first round of last year’s Roland Garros.  While she may be a tad concerned about her ranking, she is happily enjoying her “bundle of joy”, her son Leo, which she gave birth to last December.  She will be back on tour eventually and will worry about improving her ranking then.

PLAYERS (within  the top 100) SPOTS MOVED NEW RANK
Dusan Lajovic (SRB) UP  21 85
Taro Daniel (JPN) UP  19 100
Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) UP  18 81
Yuichi Sugita (JPN) UP  18 97
Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) UP  14 76
Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) UP  12 58              (CAREER HIGH)
Aljaz Bedene (GBR) UP  11 94
Renzo Olivo (ARG) DOWN  10 98
Victoria Azarenka (BLR) DOWN  31 48
Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) DOWN  19 94
Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS) UP  13 93

ATP Tour: the top members remained the same; however, there was a lot of shuffling around in the positions from #4 – #10.  Kei Nishikori and Dominic Thiem each moved up one spot (#4 & #8 respectively). Milos Raonic and Rafael Nadal dropped one spot (#5 & #7 respectively).  Marin Cilic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga dropped two spots (#9 & #10 respectively).

WTA Tour: the top 10 members remained the same but there was a lot of shuffling in the positions.  Angelique Kerber is back at #1. #3 Karolina Pliskova, #9 Madison Keys and #10 Elina Svitolina remained in the same spots.  Dominika Cibulkova and Simona Halep switched positions (#4 & #5 respectively).  Garbine Muguruza and Svetlana Kuznetsova each moved up one spot (#6 & #7 respectively) and Agnieszka Radwanska dropped to #8.


SOURCE OF IMAGE: Getty Images (Robyn Beck)

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