Mover Of The Week: Clara Tauson
Who is Clara Tauson? I must confess, I had never heard or seen her play until this past weekend. I will have to see her play a few more times before I can better understand her style. She appears quietly confident though. I did note that her movement was not the best, but she may have been playing with an injury [leg injury]. Thus, I would have to reassess her game once she is injury free.
Tauson Claims First Title
She is only eighteen years old and winning her first title in the professional arena is a significant accomplishment. Thus, we say congratulations to the Dane. Will she be as big a star as the last Dane, Caroline Wozniacki? Only time will tell. For now, she has rocketed up the rankings, cracking the top 100 following her victory in Lyon.Embed from Getty Images
2019 Junior Australian Open Champ
Tauson came through the qualifying rounds in Lyon and got pass two seeded players en route to the title. She took out the number one seed no doubt, serving warning right from the start of the tournament. What impressed me was her easy straight sets victory over Camila Giorgi. This tells me the teenager can absorb power, and also plays savvy tennis.
Tauson started playing tennis at age six and is no stranger to winning big. She is a junior tennis champion, winning the Australian Open in 2019.
Top 100 Ranking Changes
|PLAYER||RANKING CHANGE||CURRENT RANK|
|Marton Fucsovics (HUN)||UP 13||46|
|Jeremy Chardy (FRA)||UP 10||54|
|Clara Tauson (DEN)||UP 42||96 CAREER HIGH|
Top Ten Ranking Changes
ATP: the top ten members remained the same; however, Roger Federer and Stefanos Tsitsipas traded places to #6 and #5 respectively. Novak Djokovic remains at #1.
WTA: there were no changes in the top ten members and they all maintained their previous week’s rankings. Ashleigh Barty remains at #1.
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