Maria Sharapova is the mover of the week. Since her return from suspension, she has had to contend with stopping and starting her career a few times because of niggling injuries. While it was not necessarily a top-notch field of opponents in Tianjin, the highest ranked player in her path was Shuai Peng (#25), she still had to win the title. She won the Tianjin Open title without dropping a set, which has to do wonders for her confidence as she begins the long journey of climbing up the rankings in hopes of getting back to the top in time for the start of the 2018 season.
|PLAYERS (within the top 100)||SPOTS MOVED||NEW RANK|
|Gilles Simon (FRA)||DOWN 24||71|
|Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)||UP 23||82|
|Frances Tiafoe (USA)||UP 13||79|
|Nicolas Kicker (ARG)||UP 12||87|
|Taylor Fritz (USA)||DOWN 12||99|
|Maria Sharapova (RUS)||UP 29||57|
|Aryna Sabalenka (BLR)||UP 26||76 (CAREER HIGH)|
|Mihaela Buzarnescu (ROU)||UP 16||89 (CAREER HIGH)|
|Alison Riske (USA)||DOWN 14||70|
|Jennifer Brady (USA)||UP 10||60 (CAREER HIGH)|
|Johanna Larsson (SWE)||UP 10||79|
ATP Tour: the top ten members remained the same; however, Marin Cilic, Dominic Thiem and Grigor Dimitrov each moved up one spot (#4, #6 and #8 respectively). Alexander Zverev, Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka each moved down one spot (#5, #7 and #9 respectively). The top three and number 10 (David Goffin) remained the same.
WTA Tour: Simona Halep remains atop the rankings for the second straight week. The top ten members remained the same and maintained their exact positions from the previous week.
TOP AMERICANS: John Isner (#13) and Venus Williams still remain the top Americans.
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