What a difference a year makes in the ranking of a tennis player. In 2018, Daria Kasatkina won the title in Moscow and was ranked in the top ten. Fast forward to 2019 and Kasatkina is currently ranked a lowly seventy. She is the biggest mover of the week in the top hundred because she lost in the first round and was unable to defend her title in Moscow.
It must be such a blow to the psyche when your ranking drops so drastically. One can only image the thoughts going through her mind and the emotions she must be wading through now. Yet, the Russian is just only twenty-two, and has enough time to figure things out and get her ranking back up into the top ten if that is her desire. Of course, she has to stay healthy to accomplish her goals and she can use the off season to reassess her career goals and get back in shape for the 2020 season, which is just around the corner.
Top 100 ATP & WTA Ranking Changes
|NAME||SPOTS MOVED||NEW RANKING|
|Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN)||UP 21||87 CAREER HIGH|
|Kyle Edmund (GBR)||DOWN 20||75|
|Filip Krajinovic (SRB)||UP 14||46|
|Marius Copil (ROU)||UP 10||82|
|Daria Kasatkina (RUS)||DOWN 33||70|
|Ons Jabeur (TUN)||DOWN 25||78|
|Kirsten Flipkens (BEL)||UP 21||99|
|Jelena Ostapenko (LAT)||UP 19||44|
|Shuai Peng (CHN)||UP 17||77|
|Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)||DOWN 15||38|
|Kaia Kanepi (EST)||UP 12||97|
|Lin Zhu (CHN)||UP 11||95|
|Sloane Stephens (USA)||DOWN 11||23|
|Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)||UP 10||30|
Top 10 ATP & WTA Ranking Changes
ATP: the top ten members remained the same; however, Kei Nishikori and Karen Khachanov traded positions to #8 and #9 respectively. Novak Djokovic remains at #1.
WTA: although the top ten members remained the same, there was a lot of changes in their positions. The top three remained the same with Ashleigh Barty still reigning at #1. Bianca Andreescu, Simona Halep and Petra Kvitova each moved up one spot to #4, #5 and #6 respectively. Belinda Bencic moved up three spots to #7; Elina Svitolina fell four places to #8; and Kiki Bertens fell two spots to #10.
SOURCE OF IMAGE: Zimbio.com (Getty Images North America: Daria Kasatkina)