SIGNIFICANT RANKING CHANGES FOR THE WEEK OF 09.17.2018
Seventeen year old Amanda Anisimova gets the honor of being the top mover of the week. The American made it to her first WTA Tour final at the Japan Women’s Tennis tournament, all the way from the qualifying rounds. Although she lost to Su-Wei Hsieh, the American teenager can walk away with her head held high and a lot of valuable experience, not to mention ranking points. This result also catapulted her up the rankings and into the top hundred for the first time in her career. No doubt she is hungry and ready to do the work necessary to build on this accomplishment. She is still growing into her game and once she gets a tad fitter and incorporates a few more weapons into her arsenal, Anisimova will be a lethal force. She already possesses a ferocious serve and forehand; however, she needs to learn how to make the adjustments to her game when her opponent is using slices and drop shots to counter her power and this will come as she gets more exposure to those types of players.
|PLAYERS (within the top 100)||SPOTS MOVED||NEW RANK|
|Guido Andreozzi (ITA)||UP 11||97 CAREER HIGH|
|Amanda Anisimova (USA)||UP 39||95 CAREER HIGH|
|Zarina Diyas (KAZ)||DOWN 29||94|
|Pauline Parmentier (FRA)||UP 21||48|
|Heather Watson (GBR)||UP 15||92|
|Tatjana Maria (GER)||DOWN 12||74|
|Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL)||DOWN 12||39|
|Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE)||UP 11||29|
|Timea Babos (HUN)||DOWN 11||54|
ATP &WTA TOURS: there were no changes in the top twenty on either tours. There were no ATP Tour events last week because the Davis Cup semifinals were being contested. While there were WTA Tour events last week, most of the top players took a break.
Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep remain atop their respective Tours’ rankings.
SOURCE OF IMAGE: Zimbio.com (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America: Amanda Anisimova)