Belarusian reaches a new career high as Serena continues comeback
WTA Staff
July 30, 2018

Aliaksandra Sasnovich's run to the semifinals in the Moscow River Cup has boosted her up the WTA Rankings - she now sits at World No.35, a new career high.

Seeded fifth in Moscow, the 24-year-old didn't drop a set before her last-four clash with eventual champion Olga Danilovic, who emerged victorious 6-2, 5-7, 7-5.

Serena Williams continues her climb back up the rankings as she returns from maternity leave - she is now World No.26.

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

Wang Qiang (+25, No.78 to No.53): The new Jiangxi Open champion had an impressive week in Nanchang, dropping only one set in the entire campaign - to Sabina Sharipova in the Round of 16.

Wang Qiang (Getty)
Wang Qiang during the 2018 French Open (Getty)

Magda Linette (+18, No.80 to No.62): The Pole enjoyed a good week in Nanchang, seeded third and losing in the semifinal to eventual champion Wang Qiang. The 26-year-old is now closing in on her career high ranking of No.55, achieved earlier this year.

Tamara Zidansek (+16, No.90 to No.74): The 20-year-old had her campaign in Moscow brought to a premature end when she retired from her semifinal against Anastasia Potapova - but she has still reached a new career best ranking, following wins over Antonia Lottner, Daria Kasatkina, and Laura Siegemund.

Tamara Zidansek beat second seed Daria Kasatkina to reach the Moscow River Cup quarterfinals (tournament)
Tamara Zidansek in Moscow (tournament)

Zheng Saisai (+27, No.112 to No.85): Seeded sixth in Nanchang, Zheng was forced to retire from her final against Wang while 7-5, 4-0 down. Before that match, her only dropped set was against Zhu Lin in the semifinal - but the 24-year-old emerged on top, 6-3, 1-6, 6-2.

Olga Danilovic (+75, No.187 to No.112): The 17-year-old Moscow champion is knocking on the door of the Top 100 after beating fellow teenager Anastasia Potapova 7-5, 6-7(1), 6-4 to become the first lucky loser to win a WTA title.