MOVER OF THE WEEK: Jil Teichmann
Toiling on the ITF Tour as many players do when they first start playing tennis, Teichmann honed her game on clay. She played her first match on the ITF circuit in 2013 and won her first ITF tournament in 2015 in Germany. This past weekend, she took it one step further when she defeated crowd favorite, Karolina Muchova, at the J&T Banka Prague Open to claim her first WTA Tour singles title. En route to the title, she defeated two top sixty ranked players and had a three-set battle against the Czech player in the final to claim the victory. No doubt, Teichmann would love to continue playing at this level; however, she was pretty banged up after playing back to back days of tennis and will gladly take a break before her next tournament.
|NAME||SPOTS MOVED||NEW RANKING|
|Joao Sousa (POR)||DOWN 24||75|
|Pablo Cuevas (URU)||UP 16||51|
|Malek Jaziri (TUN)||DOWN 15||90|
|Cristian Garin (CHI)||UP 14||33 CAREER HIGH|
|Jil Teichmann (SUI)||UP 59||87 CAREER HIGH|
|Karolina Muchova (CZE)||UP 32||74 CAREER HIGH|
|Bernarda Pera (USA)||UP 21||84|
|Vera Lapko (BLR)||DOWN 19||89|
|Zarina Diyas (KAZ)||UP 17||98|
|Maria Sakkari (GRE)||UP 12||39|
|Madison Brengle (USA)||DOWN 10||97|
ATP: the top ten members remained the same; however, there were four minor changes. Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev traded places to #3 and #4 respectively and Stefanos Tsitsipas and John Isner also traded places to #9 and #10 respectively. Novak Djokovic clinched his career 250th week as the #1 ranked player.
WTA: the top ten members remained the same at their exact rankings from the previous week. Naomi Osaka remains at number one for the fifteenth consecutive week.
SOURCE OF IMAGES: Zimbio.com (main image: Yifan Ding/Getty Images AsiaPac-Jil Teichmann)