Daria Kasatkina has broken into the Top 10 of the WTA Ranking for the first time, while there have also been significant moves for Belinda Bencic, Ons Jabeur and Eugenie Bouchard.
WTA Staff
October 22, 2018

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.


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.