Following the first major of the season there were lots of changes in the rankings of many players and quite a few achieved career high rankings due to their performance down under.
Denisa Allertova gets the mover of the week honors with her performance at the Australian Open. The Czech player, like many players, honed her game on the ITF circuit for many years and got to a career high of fifty-five in 2016. However, despite her big serve and forehand, she has struggled to find consistency on Tour and found herself toiling once again on the ITF circuit. The majors give players the opportunity to gain valuable ranking points if they can take advantage and that’s what she did at the Australian Open last year. This year she went one round farther. Perhaps this will be the impetus she needs to start doing better on the WTA Tour; she has the game but could probably benefit from improving her fitness and mobility.
|PLAYERS (within the top 100)||SPOTS MOVED||NEW RANK|
|Tennys Sandgren (USA)||UP 42||55 (CAREER HIGH)|
|Hyeon Chung (KOR)||UP 29||29 (CAREER HIGH)|
|Kyle Edmund (GBR)||UP 23||26 (CAREER HIGH)|
|Vasek Pospisil (CAN)||UP 20|
|Mischa Zverev (GER)||DOWN 18||53|
|Marton Fucsovics (HUN)||UP 17||63 (CAREER HIGH)|
|Taylor Fritz (USA)||UP 15||76|
|Denis Istomin (UZB)||DOWN 15||75|
|Nicolas Kicker (ARG)||UP 13||80|
|Maximilian Marterer (GER)||UP 12||82 (CAREER HIGH)|
|Frances Tiafoe (USA)||DOWN 12||93|
|Lukas Lacko (SVK)||DOWN 10||96|
|Denisa Allertova (CZE)||UP 44||86|
|Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO)||DOWN 37||67|
|Jennifer Brady (USA)||DOWN 30||95|
|Petra Martic (CRO)||UP 23||58|
|Naomi Osaka (JPN)||UP 19||53|
|Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE)||UP 17||71|
|Elise Mertens (BEL)||UP 17||20 (CAREER HIGH)|
|Ana Bogdan (ROU)||UP 15||89 (CAREER HIGH)|
|Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR)||UP 14||80|
|Magda Linette (POL)||UP 14||60 (CAREER HIGH)|
|Kaia Kanepi (EST)||UP 13||66|
|Natalia Vikhlyantseva (RUS)||DOWN 13||76|
|Lauren Davis (USA)||UP 12||64|
|Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR)||UP 10||46 (CAREER HIGH)|
ATP Tour: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are still #1 and #2. Grigor Dimitrov, Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem each fell one spot to #4, #5 and #6 respectively. Jack Sock, Juan Martin Del Potro, and Pablo Carreno Busta each move up one spot to #8, #9 and #10 respectively. Stan Wawrinka fell out of the top 10 to #15.
WTA Tour: Caroline Wozniacki is back atop the rankings at #1; Simona Halep and Garbine Muguruza each fell a spot (#2 and #4 respectively). Elina Svitolina, Jelena Ostapenko and Caroline Garcia each moved up one spot (#3, #6 and #7 respectively). Venus Williams fell to #8. Angelique Kerber and Kristina Mladenovic are both back in the top ten at #9 and #10 respectively. Coco Vandeweghe fell out of the top ten to #18.
SOURCE OF IMAGE: Zimbio.com (Michael Dodge/Getty Images AsiaPac: Denisa Allertova serving 2018 Australian Open)