MOVER OF THE WEEK
At twenty-seven years old, Magda Linette, continues to fight the battle to win her first career singles title. She claimed a smaller title in the 125K series in 2014 and came close to winning the Japan Open in 2015, but since then she has struggled to play consistent tennis. On Tour since 2009, time is running out for Linette. The players are younger, faster, stronger and hungrier and even though thirty is the new twenty, she does not have a dependable enough weapon to give her an advantage. The Polish player achieved her highest ranking to date of fifty-five in February of last year. Like so many athletes, Linette has been a victim of injury: in 2014 it was an ankle injury and last year it was a foot injury that derailed her. Currently working her way back up the rankings, she hopes she can stay healthy and continue to produce enough quality tennis to perhaps gain that first significant WTA singles title soon.
|NAME||SPOTS MOVED||NEW RANKING|
|Corentin Moutet (FRA)||UP 16||86 CAREER HIGH|
|Jordan Thompson (AUS)||UP 16||46 CAREER HIGH|
|Jeremy Chardy (FRA)||DOWN 16||65|
|Matthew Ebden (AUS)||DOWN 14||80|
|Jaume Munar (ESP)||DOWN 14||88|
|Richard Gasquet (FRA)||DOWN 12||54|
|Adrian Mannarino (FRA)||UP 10||34|
|Magda Linette (POL)||UP 21||75|
|Jennifer Brady (USA)||UP 14||66|
|Zarina Diyas (KAZ)||UP 12||89|
|Alison Riske (USA)||UP 12||49|
|Madison Brengle (USA)||UP 11||87|
|Kirsten Flipkens (BEL)||DOWN 11||80|
|Mona Barthel (GER)||DOWN 10||98|
TOP TWENTY RANKINGS
ATP: there were no changes in the rankings of the top twenty men; they all maintained their exact positions from the previous week. Novak Djokovic remains at number one.
WTA: the top twenty members remained the same and maintained their exact positions from the previous week. Naomi Osaka is still number one.
SPECIAL MENTION: Congratulations to Adrian Mannarino. After fifteen years of being on Tour, the thirty-year-old Frenchman claimed his first career singles title in the Netherlands.
SOURCE OF IMAGE: Zimbio.com (Christopher Lee/Getty Images Europe: Magda Linette)