WEEKLY STATS: Girls who reach their best ranking this week!
As usual, here're your weekly stats concerning new record ranking players in the Top 200 and also the biggest jump in the ranking Top 10, 20, 50, 100, 150 and 200.
In red, girls who are under 20 y.o
GROENEFELD Anna Lena -Germany -20 y.o -former best ranking:29 -NEW:23
KIRILENKO Maria -Russia -19 y.o -former best ranking:44 -NEW:28
PEER Shahar -Israel -18 y.o -former best ranking:48 -NEW:46
NAKAMURA Aiko -Japan -21 y.o -former best ranking:74 -NEW:71
BAMMER Sybille -Austria -25 y.o -former best ranking:93 -NEW:85
ARVIDSSON Sofia -Sweden -21 y.o -former best ranking:101 -NEW:97
SUN Tian Tian -China -23 y.o -former best ranking:127 -NEW:99
YAKIMOVA Anastasiya -Belarussia -18 y.o -former best ranking:110 -NEW:108
KUTUSOVA Viktoriya -Ukraine -17 y.o -former best ranking:117 -NEW:114
ANI Maret -Estonia -23 y.o -former best ranking:121 -NEW:117
HENKE Vanessa -Germany -24 y.o -former best ranking:151 -NEW:137
PARMENTIER Pauline -France -19 y.o -former best ranking:184 -NEW:181
YUAN Meng -China -19 y.o -former best ranking:188 -NEW:183
ANTYPINA Olena -Ukraine -26 y.o -former best ranking:200 -NEW:197
CHAN Yung Jan -Taipei -16 Y.o -former best ranking:204 -NEW:198
ROLLE Ahsha -USA -20 y.o -former best ranking:212 -NEW:200
Anna Lena GROENEFELD:
That hard hitter from gives hope for the Germans after a long period without Top player!! She's now Top 25 as she reached for the 2nd time the final of a WTA Tour event...but in a much stronger tournement (Beijing Tier II 585K$). Even if she hadn't met seeded player, she had solid game during the week without dropping a set loosing to Maria Kirilenko (n°45) for the tittle.
Everybody was wondering if Maria K. could follow the step of her close friend Maria Sharapova...she' still got a long road to get the same glory as Maria S. but she won her first big tittle last week in Beijing 585 K$ Tier II. she didn't drop a set upsetting 1rst seed/n°1..Maria Sharapova who had to withdraw during the 2nd set for chest pain and Anna Lena Groenefeld 9th seed/n°30. She's now a Top 30 player!
Well, being mother seems to motivate Sybille in her new carreer as Top 100 player! She was around the 150 ranking at the end of last year , she's now n°85...what a nice jump in the ranking. Once again this week , she's up with a quater final in Kolkata 140 K$ Tier III. She upsetted 4th seed/n°100 Maria Elena Camerin before loosing to surprising semi finalist Kaia Kanepi (n°174)
Tian Tian SUN:
Tian Tian was mostly considered as a double specialist (Top 20), but she's having pretty good results in single too sinca a couple of months. As WC in Beijing 585K$ Tier II, she reached the quater final creating one of the biggest surprise of the tournement by ousting 4th seed/n°9 Serena Williams in 2 sets (first Top 50 victory for Tian Tian) before loosing to eventual champion Maria Kirilenko (n°45). Tian Tian makes her Top 100 debut this week.
Marya won last week her biggest ITF event in Jounieh 75 K$ challenger. She ousted 2 seeded player en route for the tittle: 5th seed/n°158 Elise Tamaela and 1rst seed/n°98 Lourdes Lino Dominguez. She's up 44 places this week and break for the first time the Top 150.
Vanessa reach the Semi final of a WTA event for the 1rst time in Portoroz Tier IV 140K$ upsetting 1rst seed/n°26 italian veteran Sylivia Farina Elia before falling to 4th seed/n°41 Klara Koukalova in 3 sets who won the tittle.
Yung Jan CHAN:
Another teen rising star from the asian countries!! At only 16 y.o Yung Chan breaks the Top 200 by reaching the 2nd roung of Beijing Tier II 585K$ qualies falling to 6th seed/n°117 Viktoriya Kutusova, another up coming talent.
The only american player to be listed this week is Ahsha who enter the Top 200 for the 1rst time at 20 y.o by having her best result of the year in a 75 K$ challenger in Albuquerque (Quater finalist as 6th seed of the draw) loosing to Anastassia Rodionova (n°229).
Biggest Jumps of the week:
Nadia Petrova n°9 (+1) and Patty Schnyder n°10 (+1) benefit from Serena Williams falling down out of the top 10.
Alicia Molik n°13 (+1) replaces Svetlana Kuznetsova at that spot
Elena Bovina n°20 (+1) is back in the top 20 without playing because Vera Zvonareva quits the Top 20.
Maria Kirilenko n°28 (+16 places): what a jump in the ranking for Maria Kirilenko who was around the 50 for several months now.
Tian Tian Sun n°99 (+28 places): Top 100 debut for Tian Tian who earned a lot of bonus points beating Serena Williams.
Marya Korrytseva n°134 (+44 places): By winning a 75 K$ challenger, Marya makes her Top 150 debut this week!
Anastassia Rodionova n°175 (+54 places): The biggest jump of the week for Anastassia. 2 years ago, Anastassia was closed to break the Top 100 before slumping in the world ranking. With a victory in Albuquerque 75 K$ challenger, she's making a good come back in the Top 200...she ousted 2 seeded players en route for the tittle: 1rst seed/n°134 Maria Fernanda Alves and 6th seed/n°212 Ahsha Rolle. Maybe that victory will help her to find confidence for the next couple of months!