Timea Babos gets the honor as mover of the week; however, it is not due to a rise in her ranking. Unfortunately, because she was unable to defend her Taipei City title points from last season, she now finds herself on the brink of falling out of the top hundred. It certainly has not helped her ranking that she has had a string of early round losses. While she continues to do well in doubles, Babos does not have the same consistency in results on the singles court. Currently twenty-five years old, she has enough experience now to make her move on the singles scene if she wants to be known for her singles career rather than her doubles career. Perhaps splitting her time between doubles and singles is having a detrimental impact on her singles game; however, since she continues to do so well in doubles it may be difficult for her to walk away and put all her focus in singles.
|PLAYERS||SPOTS MOVED||NEW RANKING|
|Lloyd Davis (RSA)||UP 11||100 CAREER HIGH|
|Timea Babos (HUN)||DOWN 35||100|
|Vera Zvonareva (RUS)||UP 21||76|
|Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)||DOWN 20||64|
|Madison Brengle (USA)||DOWN 17||97|
|Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS)||UP 13||65 CAREER HIGH|
|Dayana Yastremska (UKR)||UP 13||34 CAREER HIGH|
|Jessica Pegula (USA)||UP 11||93 CAREER HIGH|
|Tamara Zidansek (SLO)||UP 11||63 CAREER HIGH|
|Veronika Kudermetova (RUS)||UP 10||98 CAREER HIGH|
ATP: there were minimal changes in the ATP rankings because of the Davis Cup. The top twenty members remained the same and maintained their positions from the previous week. Novak Djokovic remains at #1.
WTA: the top ten members remained the same; however, Caroline Wozniacki moved down one spot to #10 and Aryna Sabalenka moved up one spot to #9. Naomi Osaka remans atop the ranking as the #1 player for the second consecutive week.
SOURCE OF IMAGES: Zimbio.com (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images AsiaPac: Timea Babos)