Kateryna Bondarenko gets the mover of the week honors and they are well deserved. Coming back from prolonged time off is never easy; it is psychologically taxing to fight back to the level you once were and it’s also physically demanding. Bondarenko’s physical fitness was tested during the Tashkent Open tournament this past week en route to the title, as rain delays caused her to play several matches in one day prior to the final. She defeated Timea Babos 6-4, 6-4 to claim the title. It was her first title since 2008 and it comes after a few years of inconsistent results on Tour; thus, it is all the more sweet for the Ukrainian.
|PLAYERS (within the top 100)||SPOTS MOVED||NEW RANK|
|Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)||UP 28||85|
|Denis Istomin (UZB)||UP 25||53|
|Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA)||DOWN 19||88|
|Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)||DOWN 17||92|
|Julien Benneteau (FRA)||UP 14||96|
|Henri Laaksonen (SUI)||UP 13||94|
|Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)||DOWN 11||79|
|Filip Krajinovic (SRB)||UP 10||95|
|Malek Jaziri (TUN)||DOWN 10||90|
|Karen Khachanov (RUS)||DOWN 10||42|
|Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR)||UP 46||87|
|Maria Sakkari (GRE)||UP 30||50 (CAREER HIGH)|
|Nao Hibino (JPN)||DOWN 23||91|
|Kristyna Pliskova (CZE)||DOWN 17||58|
|Magda Linette (POL)||UP 13||70|
|Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL)||DOWN 12||82|
ATP Tour: there were no changes in the top ten members; they all remained the same and maintained their exact positions from the previous week.
WTA Tour: there were no changes in the top ten members. The top seven maintained their exact positions from the previous week. However, there were changes amongst the last three members: Jelena Ostapenko moved up two places to number 8; Svetlana Kuznetsova and Dominika Cibulkova each moved down one place, to 9 and 10 respectively.
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