Daria Kasatkina has broken into the Top 10 of the WTA Ranking for the first time in her career.
The 21-year-old Russian lifted the Kremlin Cup last Saturday by defeating Ons Jabeur, 2-6, 7-6(3), 6-4 in the final of the event, thereby propelling herself up four spots to a new high of WTA World No.10.
Here are some of the week’s other most notable ranking movers:
Aryna Sabalenka (+3, No.15 to No.12): The 20-year-old Belarusian was not in action last week, but still succeeded in jumping three places into yet another new career-best ranking.
— Daria Kasatkina (@DKasatkina) October 20, 2018
Elise Mertens (+3, No.16 to No.13): The Belgian’s Kremlin Cup run might have ended at the first hurdle at the hands of Johanna Konta, but the 22-year-old still climbed to a new high of 13.
Belinda Bencic (+10, No.47 to No.37): Bencic enjoyed a stunning run at the Luxembourg Open, which she began as a qualifier and ended as runner-up to top seed Julia Goerges. Her standout win of the week was a 6-2, 3-6, 7-6(5) thriller over Danaya Yastremska.
Ons Jabeur (+39, No.101 to No.62): Jabeur made history by becoming the first Tunisian woman into the final of a WTA event before losing the Kremlin Cup showpiece to Daria Kasatkina over three sets. Her consolation was a huge jump into the Top 100.
Eugenie Bouchard (+20, No.108 to No.88): A run to the semifinals of the Luxembourg Open has allowed the 24-year-old to break back into the Top 100. She played brilliantly to beat No.3 seed Carla Suárez Navarro, 6-1, 6-0, and was only stopped in three sets by Julia Goerges.