Svetlana Kuznetsova Vaults Up The Rankings

Mover of the week

Svetlana Kuznetsova proves what doing well at a big tournament can do for your ranking. After an impressive run at the Western & Southern Open (she made it to the final), Kuznetsova is back in the top hundred. Another player who fell victim to injury, the Russian was even contemplating retirement; however, despite her age, her game is still lethal, and she showcased her talent this past week. Kuznetsova knocked out four seeded players, including the number one seed, en route to the final. The boost to her ranking earned her our player of the week honors. We hope she can take this form into the last major of the season and do some serious damage.

Ranking changes in the top 100

Andrey Rublev (RUS) UP  23 47
Richard Gasquet (FRA) UP  22 34
Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) UP  18 59
Daniel Evans (GBR) DOWN  14 58
Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) DOWN  11 64
Marius Copil (ROU) DOWN  11 96
Leonardo Mayer (ARG) DOWN  11 93
Aljaz Bedene (SLO) UP  10 80
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) UP  91 62
Venus Williams (USA) UP  13 52
Tatjana Maria (GER) DOWN  11 79
Maria Sharapova (RUS) UP  10 87

ATP & WTA top ten ranking changes

ATP: the top four members remained exactly the same. Daniil Medvedev is at a career high after climbing three spots to #5. Kei Nishikori fell two spots to #7 and Stefanos Tsitsipas fell one spot to #8. The newcomer to the top ten is Roberto Bautista Agut, he replaced Fabio Fognini in the #10 spot. Novak Djokovic is still #1.

WTA: the top four members remained the same. Elina Svitolina moved up two spots to #5. Kiki Bertens fell two spots to #7. Madison Keys is back in the top ten at #10 and Sloane Stephens fell out of the top ten (#11). Naomi Osaka stays at #1 for another week.

SOURCE OF IMAGE: (main image- Getty Images North America: Svetlana Kuznetsova)

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