Jaziri rewarded for his effort in Dubai

Serena hopes to be rewarded in the desert.


Malek Jaziri gets the mover of the week honors. It is rewarding not only to win titles and improve your ranking, but also to experience that sense of “playing at your best”. Jaziri played some of his best tennis last week in Dubai to get to his third career semifinal and was rewarded with an improvement in his ranking. He no doubt wants to build on this performance as the season progresses with the aim of getting back to his career high ranking (47) and possibly surpassing it. He knows that it will take hard work to get there, the question is how willing is he to make to commitment to get back into the top fifty?

Malek JaziriMalek Jaziri (Tom Dulat/Getty Images Europe)

PLAYERS (within the top 100) SPOTS MOVED NEW RANK
Malek Jaziri (TUN) UP  33 84
Joao Sousa (POR) DOWN  13 85
Nicolas Jarry (CHI) UP  12 61              (CAREER HIGH)
Fernando Verdasco (ESP) DOWN  12 39
Jared Donaldson (USA) UP  11 48              (CAREER HIGH)
Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) UP  11 71              (CAREER HIGH)
Sam Querrey (USA) DOWN  10 21
Donald Young (USA) DOWN  10 99
Sara Errani (ITA) UP  32 93
Mirjana Lucic0Baroni (CRO) DOWN  14 79
Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) UP  10 74

 ATP Tour:  all top ten members remained the same and retained the rankings from the previous week except for Kevin Anderson and Juan Martin Del Potro; they traded positions.

WTA Tour: there were no changes in the top ten members. They all remained the same and maintained the exact positions from the previous week. Simona Halep is still at the top.

SPECIAL MENTION: Serena Williams is scheduled to make her official return to the WTA Tour this week in Indian Wells. As to be expected, everyone is curious to see if she has regained her pre-maternity form. That being said, her fans are realistic enough to recognize it make take the champion a bit to get back to her top form. Is Serena as motivated to be the best in tennis as she was pre Alexis Olympia?

SOURCE OF IMAGE: serveandrally original (Serena Williams)

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