Riding the momentum of a 20-match indoor tournament win streak, Anett Kontaveit moves to a career-high ranking this week. She jumps three spots, from No.9 to No.6. Throughout the streak, Kontaveit has won four indoor titles – Ostrava, Moscow, Cluj-Napoca and now St. Petersburg.
Overall, Kontaveit has won 31 of her past 36 matches. During that time, her ranking has jumped 24 spots (No.30 to No.6).
Despite reaching the final in St. Petersburg, Maria Sakkari drops one spot (from No.7 to No.8) as Kontaveit moved ahead of her. But only 238 points separate Sakkari and current No.5 Paula Badosa.
Juvan makes biggest jump this week
Slovenian 21-year-old Kaja Juvan earned a 10-spot ranking improvement, the biggest jump this week among the Top 100. Juvan reached the main draw as a qualifier last week in St. Petersburg and defeated Alison Van Uytvanck in the opening round before falling to Belinda Bencic. By reaching the second round as a qualifier, Juvan collected 80 ranking points and moves from No.102 to No.92.
Other notable rankings movements:
- Despite not playing since the Australian Open, Emma Raducanu moves up one spot in this week’s rankings to a career high of No.12.
- A quarterfinalist at the Australian Open earlier this year, Jessica Pegula reaches a career-high ranking (No.14).
- After winning the doubles title in Moscow, Catherine McNally doubles ranking improves five spots (from No.21 to No.16), while her partner, Anna Kalinskaya, jumps from No.170 to No.92.
- Fourteen-year-old Brenda Fruhvirtova jumps 467 spots in this week’s WTA Rankings; she moves from No.1078 to No.611 after winning her first ITF title two weeks ago.