Ostapenko’s Ranking Plummets

Mover Of The Week: Jelena Ostapenko

What has happened to Jelena Ostapenko’s game? Once ranked as high as number five, the 2017 Roland Garros champion is beginning to realize that she must fix her serve. Her serve has always been a liability; however, she protected it better by being more consistent with her ground strokes. Unfortunately, as her serve has continued to desert her, her confidence has dropped and she is losing more than she is winning, which further erodes her confidence. Now, her consistency off the ground is shaky as she has lost all confidence in her entire game. It is somewhat baffling why her team has never addressed the issue with her serve. To let it be a problem for this long is inexplicable. Hopefully Ostapenko and her team can fix her serve so that she can get back to playing the quality tennis we know she can produce.

Top 100 Ranking Changes

Getty Images/Europe: Sam Querrey
Sam Querrey (USA) UP  26 39
Mackenzie McDonald (USA) DOWN  26 96
Thiago Monteiro (BRA) UP  25 88
Tennys Sandgren (USA) UP  22 72
Adrian Mannarino (FRA) DOWN  20 62
Ugo Humbert (FRA) UP  18 48               CAREER HIGH
Brayden Schnur (CAN) UP  15 97               CAREER HIGH
Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) UP  13 45
Joao Sousa (POR) UP  13 56
Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) DOWN  12 69
Denis Kudla (USA) UP  11 100
Fernando Verdasco (ESP) UP  11 26
Hugo Dellien (BOL) DOWN  11 94
Nicolas Jarry (CHI) DOWN  11 64
Juan Ignacio Londero (ARG) DOWN  11 71
Alexei Popyrin (AUS) UP  10 91                CAREER HIGH
Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) DOWN  42 79
Misaki Doi (JPN) UP  35 82
Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) UP  25 96
Karolina Muchova (CZE) UP  25 43                CAREER HIGH
Lauren Davis (USA) UP  24 71
Barbora Strycova (CZE) UP  22 32
Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) DOWN  22 63
Camila Giorgi (ITA) DOWN  20 62
Alison Riske (USA) UP  18 37
Daria Gavrilova (AUS) DOWN  17 91
Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) DOWN  17 87
Viktorija Golubic (SUI) UP  16 65
Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) DOWN  16 95
Magda Linette (POL) UP  15 60
Shuai Zhang (CHN) UP  15 35
Ivana Jorovic (SRB) UP  13 86                CAREER HIGH
Pauline Parmentier (FRA) UP  13 75
Monica Niculescu (ROU) UP  12 99
Daria Kasatkina (RUS) DOWN  11 41
Polona Hercog (SLO) UP  10 50
Anna Blinkova (RUS) DOWN  10 94

ATP & WTA Top Ten Ranking Changes

ATP: the top seven members of the top ten remained the same and maintained their exact positions from the last rankings. Karen Khachanov and Fabio Fognini each moved up one spot to new career highs of #8 and #9 respectively. There is a new member in the top ten, Daniil Medvedev comes in at #10. Kevin Anderson fell out of the top ten to #11.

CARL RECINE/Getty Images Europe: Novak Djokovic

WTA: the top three members remained the same; Elina Svitolina, Sloane Stephens and Serena Williams all moved up one spot to #7, #8 and #9 respectively. Kiki Bertens fell one spot to #5; Simona Halep moved up three spots to #4; and Aryna Sabalenka is back in the top ten at #10. Angelique Kerber fell out of the top ten to #13.

SOURCE OF IMAGE: Zimbio.com (main image: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images AsiaPac – Jelena Ostapenko)

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