Samantha Stosur was once ranked as high as number four back in 2011. That was the year following her win of the US Open title. Stosur has not won a singles title since 2017 and her singles career took a hit because of a wrist injury. Fortunately for the Australian, her doubles career has been much more productive than her singles career. She partnered with various other players to win twenty-six doubles titles, that is seventeen more titles than she has in singles.
Yet, she came close to winning the title in Guangzhou this past weekend; she won the first set and was up a break in the second set before the American, Sofia Kenin, came roaring back to claim the next two sets and the title. Despite the loss, things are looking up for the Australian, who no doubt will be glad to end her 2019 season on a high, which will allow her to start the 2020 season on a positive note.
Ranking Changes In The Top 100
|NAME||SPOTS MOVED||NEW RANKING|
|Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)||UP 22||39|
|Egor Gerasimov (BLR)||UP 21||98 CAREER HIGH|
|John Millman (AUS)||UP 15||79|
|Aljaz Bedene (SLO)||UP 12||64|
|Gilles Simon (FRA)||DOWN 12||49|
|Soonwoo Kwon (KOR)||DOWN 10||91|
|Samantha Stosur (AUS)||UP 37||92|
|Nina Stojanovic (SRB)||UP 12||98 CAREER HIGH|
|Anna Blinkova (RUS)||UP 10||66 CAREER HIGH|
|Yafan Wang (CHN)||UP 10||48 CAREER HIGH|
|Camila Giorgi (ITA)||DOWN 10||64|
|Bernarda Pera (USA)||DOWN 10||81|
No Changes In The Top Ten
ATP & WTA TOURS: there were no changes in the top ten members. There were also no changes in their ranking positions. Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty remain the number one ranked player for their respective tour.
SOURCE OF IMAGE: Zimbio.com (main image: FELIPE TRUEBA/Getty Images North America-Samantha Stosur)