Bianca Andreescu Wins Big, Gets A Ranking High


Bianca Andreescu had never won a match at a major until she did so at this year’s Australian Open. She had never made it to a WTA Tour final until she did so this season at the ASB Classic. Finally, she had never won a Tour title until she did so yesterday at the BNP Paribas Open. At the beginning of the season, the eighteen-year-old Canadian was raked 178; after her extraordinary performance in Indian Wells, she is now at an all-time career high of twenty-four. Andreescu eliminated five seeds en route to the title, two of which are current top ten players; and two were former top ten players. Imagine just how much higher she can climb if she keeps this up. The thirty-six spot jump makes the Canadian our mover of the week.

Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) UP  35 95                CAREER HIGH
Hyeon Chung (KOR) DOWN  29 92
Feliciano Lopez (ESP) DOWN  16 94
Sam Querrey (USA) DOWN  17 68
Ricardas Berankis (LTU) UP  13 82
Hugo Dellien (BOL) UP  13 74                CAREER HIGH
Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND) UP  13 84                CAREER HIGH
Hubert Hurkacz (POL) UP  13 54
Ivo Karlovic (CRO) UP  13 76
Pablo Cuevas (URU) DOWN  12 85
Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) UP  10 64
Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) UP  10 45
Taylor Fritz (USA) DOWN  10 56
Bianca Andreescu (CAN) UP  36 24               CAREER HIGH
Veronika Kudermetova (RUS) UP  19 81                CAREER HIGH
Petra Martic (CRO) DOWN  14 52
Stefanie Voegele (SUI) UP  12 97
Mona Barthel (GER) UP  11 86
Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) DOWN  11 99
Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) DOWN  10 87
Naomi Osaka still #1, but unable to defend her BNP Paribas Open title (serveandrally image)

ATP:  the top ten members remained the same; however, there were quite a bit of shuffling amongst the members. Dominic Thiem moved up four spots to #4; Juan Martin del Potro fell three spots to #8; Roger Federer and Kevin Anderson each fell one spot to #5 and #7 respectively; and Kei Nishikori moved up one spot to #6.

WTA:  the top ten members remained the same; however, there were some shuffling of the members. Angelique Kerber moved up four spots to #4; Sloane Stephens and Karolina Pliskova each fell two spots to #6 and #7 respectively; Petra Kvitova and Elina Svitolina each moved up one spot to #2 and #5 respectively; and Simona Halep and Kiki Bertens each fell one spot to #3 and #8 respectively.

SOURCE OF IMAGES: (Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images North America -Bianca Andreescu)

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