MOVER OF THE WEEK
A little about the Croatian born American player: Bernarda Pera started playing on the ITF Circuit back in 2009. At twenty-four years old, she has yet to win her first singles title on the WTA Tour. While thirty is the new twenty, Pera still needs to make a move now to secure that first title. Once ranked as high as sixty-seven, she is still struggling to be consistent on the main tour. While she continues to win titles on the ITF Circuit, she has not had the same success on the WTA Tour. Although her favorite surface is hard, she does possess the firepower to do some damage on clay; thus, I would be curious to see how she performs at Roland Garros.
ATP & WTA RANKING CHANGES
|NAME||SPOTS MOVED||NEW RANKING|
|Aljaz Bedene (SLO)||DOWN 20||97|
|Peter Gojowczyk (GER)||DOWN 14||96|
|Casper Ruud (NOR)||UP 13||63 CAREER HIGH|
|Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP)||DOWN 13||56|
|Roberto Carballes Baena (ESP)||UP 12||74|
|Fernando Verdasco (ESP)||UP 12||26|
|Matthew Ebden (AUS)||DOWN 10||64|
|Bernarda Pera (USA)||UP 32||83|
|Johanna Konta (GBR)||UP 16||26|
|Maria Sharapova (RUS)||DOWN 14||49|
|Jelena Ostapenko (LAT)||DOWN 13||40|
|Maria Sakkari (GRE)||UP 10||29|
ATP & WTA TOP TEN PLAYERS
ATP: Marin Cilic fell out of the top ten to #13 and John Isner is back in the top ten at #10. Stefanos Tsitsipas (career high ranking) and Kei Nishikori traded places to #6 and #7 respectively. Novak Djokovic remains at #1.
WTA: Serena Williams is back in the top ten at #10. Karolina Pliskova moved up five spots to #2. Elina Svitolina fell three spots to #9 and Angelique Kerber fell two spots to #5. Sloane Stephens and Ashleigh Barty each moved up one spot to #7 and #8 respectively. Simona Halep and Petra Kvitova both fell one spot to #3 and #6 respectively. Naomi Osaka remains at #1.
SOURCE OF IMAGE: Zimbio.com (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images Europe: Bernarda Pera)