Niculescu’s Ranking Takes A Plunge


WEEK: 10.23.2017

Defending champion, Monica Niculescu, was unable to defend her Luxembourg Open title this year. In fact, she could not get past the first round, which resulted in a loss of points and a significant drop in her ranking. Unfortunately for the Romanian, she gets the mover of the week honors and this is certainly not the way she wanted to gain attention or end the season as she will most likely have to go through the qualifying rounds of the smaller tournaments at the beginning of the 2018 season until she can improve her ranking. She should get into the main draw of the Australian Open though as she is still in the top 100.

PLAYERS (within the top 100) SPOTS MOVED NEW RANK
Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) UP  27 95              (CAREER HIGH)
Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) UP  14 84
Federico Delbonis (ARG) UP  10 59
Monica Niculescu (ROU) DOWN  34 100
Carina Witthoeft (GER) UP  22 51              (CAREER HIGH)
Pauline Parmentier (FRA) UP  19 82
Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) DOWN  14 26
Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) UP  13 87
Natalia Vikhlyantseva (RUS) UP  13 54              (CAREER HIGH)
Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) UP  12 44
Timea Babos (HUN) DOWN  12 57
Petra Kvitova (CZE) DOWN  12 29
Monica Puig (PUR) UP  11 58

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

WTA Tour: the top seven members remained the same and in their exact positions from the previous week. Caroline Garcia moved up one place to #8; Johanna Konta moved up one place to #9; and there is a new member to the top ten, Kristina Mladenovic makes her debut at #10. Svetlana Kuznetsova falls out of the top ten to #11.

TOP AMERICANS: John Isner and Venus Williams remain the top Americans.

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