American Sloane Stephens gets the mover of the week honors. Four tournaments played since her return from foot surgery and the American is making noise. In her first two tournaments, she lost in the first round; however, she made it to the semifinals in the last two tournaments. She will take a break now, pulling out from this week’s Connecticut Open, to rest her body for the last Major of the season, the US Open. In this current form, Stephens will be hoping to catch a few people by surprise and perhaps make a deep run at the US Open. She can do it; she has been to the semifinals of a Major before and is no stranger to the pressure of being in the spotlight on the big stage.
|PLAYERS (within the top 100)||SPOTS MOVED||NEW RANK|
|Victor Estrella Burgos (DOM)||UP 22||90|
|Frances Tiafoe (USA)||UP 16||71 (CAREER HIGH)|
|Florian Mayer (GER)||DOWN 13||75|
|Borna Coric (CRO)||DOWN 12||62|
|Marcos Baghdatis)||DOWN 10||82|
|Sloane Stephens (USA)||UP 67||84|
|Misaki Doi (JPN)||DOWN 19||97|
|Timea Babos (HUN)||DOWN 15||66|
|Camila Giorgi (ITA)||UP 13||69|
|Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA)||UP 9||71 (CAREER HIGH)|
ATP Tour: there was a lot of shuffling amongst the top ten. Rafael Nadal regained the number one spot. Alexander Zverev moved up to number six (career high). Grigor Dimitrov is back in the top ten at number nine and Milos Raonic fell out of the top ten. Marin Cilic and Kei Nishikori each fell one spot.
WTA Tour: the top ten members remained the same; however, Garbine Muguruza moved up three places to number three and Angelique Kerber fell three spots to number six.
American number one: John Isner regained the top spot at number fourteen.
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