Tiafoe and Van Uytvanck make big moves

Alisona Van Uytvanck

RANKING CHANGES OF THE WEEK OF 02.26.2018

Congratulations to the two top movers of the week: Frances Tiafoe and Alison Van Uytvanck. Both players won titles over the weekend and shifted their rankings position by thirty spots. While it was the first career ATP World Tour singles title for Tiafoe, it was the second WTA singles title for Van Uytvanck. This was the first final for Tiafoe and he made it count, winning the Delray Beach Open title in straight sets. Van Uytvanck defeated both the number one and two seeds en route to the Hungarian Ladies Open title. Both players will be hoping to keep improving on this form and winning more titles this season. It is definitely possible as it is still relatively early in the year and there is a lot of tennis still to come.

Frances Tiafoe

PLAYERS (within the top 100) SPOTS MOVED NEW RANK
Frances Tiafoe (USA) UP  30 61
Nicolas Jarry (CHI) UP  21 73              (CAREER HIGH)
Donald Young (USA) DOWN  14 89
Peter Gojowczyk (GER) UP  13 51              (CAREER HIGH)
Fernando Verdasco (ESP) UP  13 27
John Millman (AUS) UP  10 93
Nicolas Kicker (ARG) DOWN  10 96
Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) UP  30 50
Ana Konjuh (CRO) DOWN  24 85
Jana Cepelova (SVK) UP  15 99
Monica Puig (PUR) DOWN  10 80

ATP Tour:  the top ten members remained the same with the top seven maintaining their exact positions from the previous week. Jack Sock fell to number ten. Kevin Anderson and Juan Martin Del Potro both moved up one spot. Sam Querrey is knocking at the door at #11.

WTA Tour: All top ten members remained the same; however, there were four positional changes. Simona Halep displaced Caroline Wozniacki from the number one spot. Petra Kvitova and Angelique Kerber traded places.

SPECIAL MENTION: Diego Schwartzman won the Rio Open title over the weekend and cracked the top twenty barrier for the first time in his career; he is now ranked #18.

 

SOURCE OF IMAGES: Zimbio.com (Clive Rose/Getty Images Europe: Alison Van Uytvanck) and Peter Staples/ATP World Tour via Getty Images-Frances Tiafoe.

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