Mover Of The Week: Aslan Karatsev
The benefits of going deep in a major are multifactorial. Aslan Karatsev found that out when he got to the first semifinals of his career, which was at a major. The pride of playing your best on the biggest stages has to be right up there. Now you know and can believe with conviction that you have enough game to compete with the best.
Then there is the financial boost that comes from going deep in the draw. Money that allows you to strengthen your skills, perhaps get a trainer, and better coach. But we cannot forget the importance of the ranking points gained that now gets you into more tournaments without having to go through the qualifying rounds.Embed from Getty Images
Top 100 ATP & WTA Ranking Changes
|PLAYER||RANKING CHANGE||CURRENT RANK|
|Aslan Karatsev (RUS)||UP 72||42 CAREER HIGH|
|Soonwoo Kwon (KOR)||UP 16||81|
|Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE)||UP 21||50|
|Kaja Juvan (SLO)||UP 13||91 CAREER HIGH|
|Daria Kasatkina (RUS)||UP 18||57|
|Anastasia Potapova (RUS)||UP 13||88|
|Jessica Pegula (USA)||UP 18||43 CAREER HIGH|
|Jennifer Brady (USA)||UP 11||13 CAREER HIGH|
Top 10 ATP & WTA Ranking Changes
ATP: Novak Djokovic remains at #1 after claiming his ninth Australian Open title. Nipping at Rafael Nadal’s heel is #3, Daniil Medvedev. Dominic Thiem fell one spot to #4. All other top ten members maintained their previous rankings.
WTA: Ashleigh Barty remains at #1; however, there was some reshuffling of the top ten members. After claiming her second Australian Open title, Naomi Osaka moves up to #2. Simona Halep and Aryna Sabalenka each fell one spot to #3 and #8 respectively. Serena Williams climbs back into the top ten at #7. Kiki Bertens fell out of the top ten to #11.
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