MOTW: Aliaksandra Sasnovich


The Belarusian made it to the semifinals of the Sydney International tournament in January 2018 and needed to get to the final of a similar or equal tournament this season in order to secure her ranking; unfortunately, Sasnovich lost in the second round of her first tournament of the 2020 season. She did her ranking no favors when she also lost early at the Adelaide International tournament last night.

With the Australian Open less than ten days away, Sasnovich will have to do some serious evaluation of the state of her game. You never want to go into a major without some positive results; however, perhaps she will be inspired and bring a much better form to the tournament. Once ranked as high as number thirty, her current ranking does not reflect her talent; thus, we are hoping that she can use this time to regain her focus and confidence.

Top 100 ATP & WTA Ranking Changes

Andreas Seppi (ITA) DOWN   13 84
Leonardo Mayer (ARG) DOWN  12 100
Corentin Moutet (FRA) UP  11 70                    CAREER HIGH
Yuichi Sugita (JPN) UP  11 89
Cameron Norrie (GBR) DOWN  10 62
Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) DOWN  30 99
Jessica Pegula (USA) UP  18 64
Nadal Number One
serveandrally original: Rafael Nadal

Top 10 ATP & WTA Ranking Changes

ATP: the top ten members remained the same; however, there were some changes in the positions of a few members. Daniil Medvedev and Dominic Thiem traded place to #4 and #5 respectively. Roberto Bautista Agut and Gael Monfils also traded places to #9 and #10 respectively. Rafael Nadal continues to reign at #1.

WTA: the top ten members remained the same; however, there were some changes in their positions. Kiki Bertens and Serena Williams traded places to #10 and #9 respectively; Belinda Bencic and Petra Kvitova traded places to #7 and #8 respectively; and Naomi Osaka and Simona Halep also traded places to #3 and #4 respectively. Ashleigh Barty continues to reign at #1.

SPECIAL MENTION: Daniel Evans is at a career high, climbing nine spots to #33, after his performance at the ATP Cup.

SOURCE OF IMAGE: ( Michael Dodge/Getty Images Asia Pac: Aliaksandra Sasnovich)

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