No title but Williams’ ranking soars



Serena Williams gets the mover of the week honors. If there was a category of mover of the year, she would probably get that as well. Four tournaments following her return to professional tennis, Williams made the final of a major, Wimbledon. Unfortunately, she came up against a familiar foe, Angelique Kerber, who exposed the areas in Williams’ game that still need improving. There is no doubt that Williams will address them and be ready for her next tennis challenge. Yet, it is not a question of lack of talent for Williams, but rather just how motivated she will be now that she is a mother and wife. Perhaps this loss will light that fire because we all know that Williams does not like losing.

PLAYERS (within the top 100) SPOTS MOVED NEW RANK
Tomas Berdych (CZE) DOWN  35 59
Gilles Muller (LUX) DOWN  35 95
Mackenzie McDonald (USA) UP  23 80                 CAREER HIGH
Jiri Vesely (CZE) UP  20 73
Sam Querrey (USA) DOWN  15 28
Alex de Minaur (AUS) UP  12 68                 CAREER HIGH
Yannick Hanfmann (GER) UP  12 99                 CAREER HIGH
Novak Djokovic (SRB) UP  11 10
Gilles Simon (FRA) UP  11 42
Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) UP  11 53
Guido Pella (ARG) UP  10 72
Aljaz Bedene (SLO) DOWN  10 81
Laslo Djere (SRB) DOWN  10 100
Serena Williams (USA) UP  153 28
Evgeniya Rodina (RUS) UP  28 92
Dayana Yastremska (UKR) UP  27 100              CAREER HIGH
Polona Hercog (SLO) DOWN  26 90
Johanna Konta (GBR) DOWN  26 50
Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) UP  19 83
Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) DOWN  19 86
Johanna Larsson (SWE) DOWN  19 77
Camila Giorgi (ITA) UP  17 35
Stefanie Voegele (SUI) UP  17 76
Petra Martic (CRO) DOWN  17 60
Viktoria Kuzmova (SVK) UP  15 54                 CAREER HIGH
Carina Witthoeft (GER) DOWN  15 96
Samantha Stosur (AUS) UP  13 73
Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS) UP  12 98
Sofia Kenin (USA) UP  12 64                 CAREER HIGH
Tatjana Maria (GER) DOWN  12 69
Shuai Peng (CHN) DOWN  12 52
Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) DOWN  12 31
Taylor Townsend (USA) UP  12 61                 CAREER HIGH
Belinda Bencic (SUI) UP  11 45
Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) UP  11 37
Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) DOWN  11 88
Vera Lapko (BLR) UP  10 72                 CAREER HIGH
Qiang Wang (CHN) DOWN  10 80

 ATP Tour:  the top four members remained the same and maintained their exact positions from the prior rankings. Rafael Nadal remains at #1 and extended his lead over Roger Federer by over 2000 points. Kevin Anderson and John Isner are both at career highs at #5 and #8 respectively. Grigor Dimitrov is still at #6. Marin Cilic and Dominic Thiem each fell two spots to #7 and #9 respectively. Novak Djokovic is back in the top ten at #10. David Goffin fell out of the top ten to #11.

WTA Tour: there was quite a bit of reshuffling amongst the top ten members following the third major of the season. Julia Goerges replaced Venus Williams at #10. Angelique Kerber moved up to #4.  Sloane Stephens is at career high at #3. Garbine Muguruza fell to #7. Petra Kvitova and Karolina Pliskova each fell one spot to #8 and #9 respectively.

SOURCE OF IMAGE: (Clive Mason/Getty Images Europe: Serena Williams)

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