Although she did not win the title, Ons Jabeur still gets the mover of the week honors with her brilliant performance at the Kremlin Cup. She came very close to winning her first career WTA title; she won the first set and was up a break in the second set before the wheels came off. Fatigue and tension took a toll and against a tricky opponent like Daria Kasatkina, it all combined to be too much for the Tunisian. However, this was a significant step for the twenty-four year old, who has been on tour since 2010. This performance took her into the top hundred for the first time with a career high ranking of sixty-two. While it is the end of the season, she will hope to build on this form during the off-season and get off to a brilliant start in the 2019 season. Now that she has proven she can string consecutive wins together to get to a final, I will be curious to see how she handles the pressure of expectations next season.
|PLAYERS (within the top 100)||SPOTS MOVED||NEW RANK|
|Damir Dzumhur (BIH)||DOWN 12||51|
|Ilya Ivashka (BLR)||UP 11||86 CAREER HIGH|
|Federico Delbonis (ARG)||DOWN 10||84|
|Ons Jabeur (TUN)||UP 39||62 CAREER HIGH|
|Eugenie Bouchard (CAN)||UP 20||88|
|Venus Williams (USA)||DOWN 18||40|
|Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)||DOWN 13||66|
|Monica Puig (PUR)||DOWN 13||54|
|Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK)||DOWN 12||51|
|Belinda Bencic (SUI)||UP 10||37|
|Saisai Zheng (CHN)||UP 10||47 CAREER HIGH|
ATP TOUR: the top ten members remained the same; however, John Isner and Grigor Dimitrov traded places to #9 and #10 respectively. Rafael Nadal is still clinging to #1.
WTA TOUR: there is a new face in the top ten, Daria Kasatkina. The young Russian cracked the top ten at number ten after winning the Kremlin Cup over the weekend; she jumped four places to this new career high. Julia Goerges fell out of the top ten to #14. Angelique Kerber and Kiki Bertens both moved up one spot to #2 and #9 respectively. Caroline Wozniacki and Elina Svitolina both moved down one spot to #3 and #7 respectively. Petra Kvitova and Sloane Stephens both moved up two spots to #5 and #6 respectively. Karolina Pliskova fell three spots to #8. Naomi Osaka remained at #4 and Simona Halep remains the top ranked woman.
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