Ekaterina Alexandrova has made significant progress into the Top 100 of the WTA Ranking thanks to her success in Limoges.
WTA Staff
November 12, 2018

Ekaterina Alexandrova is closing in on her career-high ranking after leaping up to WTA World No.71 after her victory in Limoges on Sunday.

The Russians best ranking to date is 69, but after beating Evgeniya Rodina, 6-2, 6-2, she has lept up 22 places and is within striking distance of that mark.

Rodina also made a healthy jump into the Top 100 by reaching the final of the indoor event, climbing from WTA World No.88 up to 74.

Here are the other notable movers as the season winds down:

Zheng Saisai (+5, No.46 to No.41): Made a run to the final of an ITF event in Shenzhen, where she was beaten by Ivana Jorovic.

Margarita Gasparyan (+13, No.105 to No.92): Endured a disappointing end to her week as she was forced to retire in the semifinal of Limoges when 0-3 down in the first set against Rodina.

Heather Watson (+3, No.101 to No.98): Takes over as British No.2 from Katie Boulter and is back in the Top 100 after reaching the second round of an ITF event in Las Vegas.

Vera Zvonareva (+11, No.123 to No.112): The former WTA World No.2 has received a ranking boost after reaching the semifinals in Limoges.

Misaki Doi (+16, No.139 to No.123): Beat Luksika Kumkhum en route to reaching the semifinals in Shenzhen.

Nicole Gibbs (+20, No.147 to No.127): Reached the final in Las Vegas, where she lost to Belinda Bencic.

Ivana Jorovic (+50, No.185 to No.135): Came through three matches that went all the way to the deciding set as she won the Shenzhen title.

Timea Bacsinszky (+47, No.241 to No.194): The former WTA World No.9 stunned top seed Alizé Cornet in the Limoges first round.