SIGNIFICANT RANKING CHANGES FOR THE WEEK OF 04.30.2018
Pauline Parmentier gets the mover of the week honors with her impressive performance last week in Istanbul. This victory in Istanbul was her third career singles title and it was the first title since 2008 for the thirty-two year old. It was a much needed victory and probably the result of a boost in her confidence after she played so well for France in the recent Federation Cup semifinals. Although she lost both of her matches, she made the Americans work extremely hard to defeat her. With the French Open coming up next month, Parmentier will be looking to take this form into the tournament with hopes of going deep in the draw.
|PLAYERS (within the top 100)||SPOTS MOVED||NEW RANK|
|Marco Cecchinato (ITA)||UP 33||59 (CAREER HIGH)|
|Horacio Zeballos (ARG)||DOWN 27||95|
|John Millman (AUS)||UP 25||69|
|Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE)||UP 19||44 (CAREER HIGH)|
|Malek Jaziri (TUN)||UP 10||78|
|Paolo Lorenzi (ITA)||DOWN 10||76|
|Pauline Parmentier (FRA)||UP 46||76|
|Mariana Duque-Marino (COL)||UP 17||95|
|Madison Brengle (USA)||DOWN 17||97|
|Polona Hercog (SLO)||UP 13||62|
|Maria Sharapova (RUS)||DOWN 12||53|
ATP Tour: there were no changes in the top ten members; they all maintained their exact positions from the previous week. Rafael Nadal successfully defended his Barcelona Open title, which allowed him to maintain his position atop the rankings. This is now the second tournament that Nadal has won eleven (11) times; the other tournament is the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters.
WTA Tour: there were no changes in the top ten members; they all maintained their exact positions from the previous week. Simona Halep is still the number one ranked player.
SOURCE OF IMAGE: Zimbio.com (Adam Pretty/Getty Images Europe: Pauline Parmentier)