The opening week of the North American summer hard-court swing made stops in San Jose, California, for the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic, and the Citi Open in Washington, D.C.
Here is a look at this week’s rankings movers and shakers:
Kasatkina returns to Top 10
Daria Kasatkina captured her fifth career singles, in San Jose, her first since March of 2021. On Monday, Kasatkina moved up three spots (from No.12 to a career-high No.9) and returned to the Top 10 for the first time since Jan. 14, 2019.
As Kasatkina climbed back into the Top 10, Danielle Collins exits. The 2021 San Jose champion dropped eight spots (from No.9 to No.17) as a result of her points from last year’s title dropping off.
Team Kasatkina 💜@DKasatkina | #MubadalaSVC pic.twitter.com/dJ2B5WwFGz— wta (@WTA) August 8, 2022
San Jose finalist reaches career-high
American Shelby Rogers advanced to the third final of her career and first in six years, defeating three opponents ranked in the Top 25 before falling short against Kasatkina. Rogers collects 305 points and moves up 15 spots to a career-high of No.30 (from No.45).
Washington, D.C. title gives Samsonova a boost
Liudmila Samsonova won the second title of her career last week at Washington, D.C., a WTA 250 tournament. Samsonova, who reached a career-high ranking of No.25 earlier this year, jumped 18 spots and moves from No.60 to. No.42.
Hot streak powers Bogdan’s climb
Just a week ago, Ana Bogdan reached her first career tour-level singles final at the WTA 250 tournament in Warsaw. The winner of nine of her past 10 matches, the Romanian continued her hot streak by capturing the Iasi WTA 125 series title in her home country. At the start of the 10-match stretch, Bodgan sat outside the Top 100, at No.108. By reaching finals in back-to-back weeks, Bogdan moves to No. 63, jumping 45 spots.
Other notable rankings movements
--A semifinalist in San Jose, Spain’s Paula Badosa moved up one spot, from No.4 to No.3.
--China’s Wang Xiyu advanced to the semifinals in Washington, D.C. as a lucky loser. After making her Top 100 debut earlier in June, Wang reaches a career-high of No.76, up 19 spots from No.95.
--Viktoriya Tomova has spent all but one week since July 2016 ranked inside the Top 200. This week sees the 27-year-old make her Top 100 debut at No.99, climbing nine spots, after a run of form that included her first WTA 500 quarterfinal in Eastbourne and a semifinal run last week at the Grodzisk Mazowiecki ITF W100. Tomova is the ninth Bulgarian to be ranked inside the Top 100.
Gallery: The Top 100 breakthroughs of 2022
--Making her main-draw debut in San Jose, Elizabeth Mandlik advanced via qualifying with a win against World No.21. She notched her first career main-draw win by defeating Alison Riske-Amritraj. Mandlik, the daughter of four-time Grand Slam champion Hana Mandlikova, climbs to a career-high ranking this week. She jumps 58 spots, from No.240 to No.182.
--American Taylor Townsend won her first match in nearly two years last week at San Jose. The former junior No.1 defeated Storm Sanders in the first round for her first win since giving birth to her son in April of last year. This week, Townsend moves up 70 spots, from No.316 to No.246.
--In the same week that older sister Veronika reached the San Jose semifinals, Polina Kudermetova also hit a career milestone. The 19-year-old former junior No.4 reached her first ITF W60 final in San Bartolome de Tirajana, Spain, losing the title match to Arantxa Rus. Kudermetova rises 42 places to a new career-high of No.287.