SIGNIFICANT RANKING CHANGES FOR THE WEEK OF 04.16.2018
Anna Karolina Schmiedlova got to a career high of twenty-six in 2015 and then the wheels gradually came off beginning mid-season in 2016. By the end of 2016 she was ranked 227. It seemed she had forgotten how to play tennis and her ranking fell as low as 273 before she has slowly begun to work her way back up the rankings.
In 2015 she made it to three finals and won two titles when she was only twenty years old; so much was expected of the young Slovakian. The early success in her career proved to be too much for Schmiedlova to handle, which is not uncommon as we have seen it happen to many players before. The emotions that come along with success and the demands take a toll on their minds and ultimately on their games as they struggle with increased anxiety caused by the increased expectations and perceived pressure.
Thus, it is nice to see her playing at the level that she is capable of and winning the title in Bogota over the weekend will help to restore her confidence. She is back in the top hundred and hopefully, this time around she handles success much better.
|PLAYERS (within the top 100)||SPOTS MOVED||NEW RANK|
|Yuki Bhambri (IND)||UP 22||83 (CAREER HIGH)|
|Ivo Karlovic (CRO)||UP 12||76|
|Borna Coric (CRO)||DOWN 11||39|
|Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK)||UP 48||84|
|Stefanie Voegele (SUI)||UP 23||96|
|Marketa Vondrousova (CZE)||DOWN 21||73|
|Aryna Sabalenka (BLR)||UP 14||47 (CAREER HIGH)|
|Ana Bogdan (ROU)||UP 10||66 (CAREER HIGH)|
ATP & WTA Tours: there were no changes in the top ten members; they all remained the same and maintained their exact positions from the previous week. Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep remain atop the rankings.
SOURCE OF IMAGE: Zimbio.com (Pat Scala/Getty Images AsiaPac)