SIGNIFICANT RANKING CHANGES FOR THE WEEK OF 04.02.2018
Victoria Azarenka is finding her form quickly. In her second tournament back since her extended layoff, the Belarusian made it all the way to the semifinals of the Miami Open before losing to the eventual champion. It’s also the second consecutive tournament that she has lost to Sloane Stephens. If it’s any consolation, this time she was able to win the first set; however, Stephens was on a mission. Yet, Azarenka is far from her top form; prior to this season, she had never lost to Stephens before in their three previous encounters. In fact, Stephens had never won a set until she did so in Indian Wells earlier this season. Expect the Belarusian to keep leaping up the rankings though because she is also on a mission, reclaim her top form and her top ranking.
|PLAYERS (within the top 100)||SPOTS MOVED||NEW RANK|
|Mirza Basic (BIH)||DOWN 20||95|
|Ricardas Berankis (LTU)||UP 19||84|
|Dusan Lajovic (SRB)||UP 18||90|
|Jeremy Chardy (FRA)||UP 10||80|
|Joao Sousa (POR)||UP 10||70|
|Victoria Azarenka (BLR)||UP 94||92|
|Danielle Collins (USA)||UP 40||53 (CAREER HIGH)|
|Yafan Wang (CHN)||UP 28||97 (CAREER HIGH)|
|Lara Arruabarrena (ESP)||DOWN 16||84|
|Alison Riske (USA)||UP 15||89|
|Monica Puig (PUR)||UP 14||68|
|Andrea Petkovic (GER)||UP 12||99|
|Samantha Stosur (AUS)||DOWN 12||57|
|Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS)||DOWN 11||98|
|Lucie Safarova (CZE)||DOWN 10||45|
|Natalia Vikhlyantseva (RUS)||UP 10||78|
ATP Tour: there were lots of little changes in the top 10. Nine of the top ten members remained the same; however, Lucas Pouille fell to #11. Rafael Nadal reclaims the #1 spot and John Isner is back in the top ten at #9.
WTA Tour: the top eight members remained the same and maintained their exact positions from the previous rankings. Petra Kvitova fell to #10. Sloane Stephens makes her long-awaited debut in the top ten at #9.
SOURCE OF IMAGE: Zimbio.com (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images North America-Victoria Azarenka)