MOVER OF THE WEEK
Mover of the week honors go to Irina-Camelia Begu. She won an ITF tournament in Egypt over the weekend to give her some much-needed ranking points and more important, re-confirm her belief in her ability to win. When you have been losing more than winning, doubts creep in and you have to regain that confidence and belief that you can win tournaments. Unfortunately, that can only happen by winning and she has taken that first step by winning this smaller title.
In 2016, Begu was ranked as high as number twenty-two and like so many players, her ranking suffered as a result of injury and inconsistent level of play. Begu’s ranking just kept drifting down until she fell out of the top 100; however, at twenty-nine years old, the Romanian still has a few more years of quality tennis left and can potentially continue to climb back up the rankings. The question is whether or not she can compete at a consistently high enough level to challenge the crop of younger and more powerful players that currently are displacing the veterans?
RANKING CHANGES TOP 100
|PLAYER||RANKING CHANGE||CURRENT RANK|
|Andreas Seppi (ITA)||UP 18||80|
|Kyle Edmund (GBR)||UP 17||45|
|Reilly Opelka (USA)||DOWN 14||54|
|James Duckworth (AUS)||UP 12||71 CAREER HIGH|
|Casper Ruud (NOR)||UP 11||34 CAREER HIGH|
|Jannik Sinner (ITA)||UP 11||68 CAREER HIGH|
|Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)||UP 21||97|
|Patricia Maria Tig (ROU)||UP 21||84|
|Anastasia Potapova (RUS)||UP 20||81|
ATP & WTA TOP 10 RANKING CHANGES
ATP: there were no changes in the rankings of the top ten members. Novak Djokovic continues to reign as the #1 player.
WTA: the top ten members remained the same; however, Belinda Bencic and Bianca Andreescu each moved up one spot to #4 and #5 respectively. Elina Svitolina fell two spots to #6 and Ashleigh Barty remains at #1.
SOURCE OF IMAGE: SERVE AND RALLY ORIGINALS