After claiming success in New Haven, Aryna Sabalenka has reached a new career-high ranking.
WTA Staff
August 27, 2018

Aryna Sabalenka has reached a new career-high of WTA World No.20 after claiming the Connecticut Open on Saturday.

The 20-year-old Belarusian defeated Carla Suárez Navarro, 6-1, 6-4, to claim her first Premier tier career title and jump into the Top 20 in time for the beginning of the US Open.

Having moved up nine spots last week, she has climbed 14 spots over the course of a fortnight.

Monica Puig was another notable riser this week, jumping 17 places up to WTA World No.55 off the back of a run to the semi-finals in New Haven before having to pull out injured at 4-4 in the first set against Suárez Navarro.

Here are some of the week's other most notable rankings movers:

Carla Suárez Navarro (+6, No.30 to No.24): Despite losing out to Sabalenka in straight sets on Saturday, the Spaniard has made strong progress into the Top 25 after a run to the New Haven final.

Belinda Bencic (+5, No.43 to No.38): The Swiss continues her good progress back after injury. A lucky loser at the Connecticut Open, she beat Camila Giorgi in the last 16 before falling to Sabalenka.
 


Camila Giorgi (+5, No.45 to No.40): Came through the qualifiers at the Connecticut Open, beating Samantha Stosur in the process, before overcoming Ana Bogdan in the last 32. 

Ekaterina Makarova (+4, No.49 to No.45): Another to enjoy a strong run in New Haven, she saw off No.4 seed Karolina Pliskova in the first round, rallied to beat Magdalena Rybarikova in the second then fell to Julia Goerges.

Dayana Yastremska (+6, No.104 to No.98): The 18-year-old Ukrainian impressed at the Connecticut Open, beating Magda Linette and Belinda Bencic to qualify, before blowing away Danielle Collins and giving Julia Goerges a major scare.

Basak Eraydin (+39, No.226 to No.187): The Turkish player claimed success at a recent ITF event in Las Palmas, winning the tournament without dropping a set, to make a huge leap in ranking.