Top 200 stats
In red girls who are under 20
PEER Shahar -Israel -18 y.o -former best ranking:34 -NEW:33
DOMACHOWSKA Marta -Poland -20 y.o -former best ranking:40 -NEW:39
DOMINGUEZ Lino Lourdes -Spain -24 y.o -former best ranking:54 -NEW:52
LAINE Emma -Finland -19 y.o -former best ranking:67 -NEW:55
BAMMER Sybille -Austria -25 y.o -former best ranking:59 -NEW:57
ANI Maret -Estonia -24 y.o -former best ranking:77 -NEW:70
PIRONKOVA Tsvetana -Bulgaria -18 y.o -former best ranking:73 -NEW:72
YAKIMOVA Anastasiya -Belarussia -19 y.o -former best ranking:95 -NEW:92
YUAN Meng -China -19 y.o -former best ranking:108 -NEW:100
KING Vania -USA -17 y.o -former best ranking:106 -NEW:101
MATTEK Bethanie -USA -20 y.o -former best ranking:113 -NEW:105
LISJAK Ivana -Croatia -19 y.o -former best ranking:118 -NEW:108
BONDARENKO Kateryna -Ukraine -19 y.o -former best ranking:116 -NEW:115
VIERIN Nathalie -Italy -23 y.o -former best ranking:121 -NEW:118
BOHMOVA Katerina -Czech Republic -19 y.o -former best rank.:127 -NEW:123
AZARENKA Vivtoria -Belarussia -16 y.o -former best ranking:129 -NEW:128
NAGY Kyra -Hungary -28 y.o -former best ranking:140 -NEW:138
ROLLE Ahsha -USA -21 y.o -former best ranking:146 -NEW:141
REZAI Aravane -France -19 y.o -former best ranking:167 -NEW:142
BLAHOTOVA Olga -Czech Republic -30 y.o -former best ranking:147 -NEW:143
KUDRYATSEVA Alla -Russia -18 y.o -former best ranking:184 -NEW:175
ZAHLAVOVA Sandra -Czech Republic -20 y.o -former best rank:199 -NEW:197
Emma is up 12 spots this week after a very good run in Indian Wells Tier I $2,1M for the 1rst time. She ousted 32 seed/n°53 Jill Craybas and advanced past 6 seed/n°17 italian Flavia Pennetta who retired before falling to 17 seed/n°29 Gisela Dulko.
Maret continues her rise in the world ranking with no fear...she's now competing in major events such as Indian Wells Tier I $2,1M where she reached the 4th round for the 1rst time. She beat 9 seed/n°20 Nathalie Dechy (her career best victory) and 20 seed/n°33 Marion Bartoli before loosing to 7th seed/n°18 Ana Lena Groenefeld.
Thanks to Meng, China breaks a new record: counting 5 girls in the Top 100! Meng ran through the 3rd round at Indian Wells Tier 1 $2,1M as a qualifer! She ousted 23rd seed/n°38 Catalina Castano before loosing to 10th seed/n°21 Dinara Safina.
Vania is now one spot from the Top 100 reaching the 3rd round at Indian Wells Tier 1$ 2,1M as WC! She beat 16th seed/n°27 Klara Koukalova in straight sets before falling to n°70 Li Na
Bethanie is the 2nd american good news of the week reaching the 2nd round at Indian Wells Tier 1 $2,1M as a qualifer. She lost to 28th seed/n°45 Sania Mirza after a tight 3 sets match (7/5 in the 3rd set). She's up 10 spots from her best and 5 places from the Top 100.
Ivana celbrates her 19 y.o birthday last week and had a pleasant present as tennis pro: reaching her highest ranking. At Indian Wells Tier 1 $2,1M, she made it to the 2nd round as a qualifer falling to 6th seed/n°17 Flavia Pennetta. After that, she travelled to Orange competing in a $50K challenger where she reached the 2nd round ousting 2nd seed/n°92 Melinda Czink before falling to veteran and eventual semi finalist n°144 Anne Kremer.
First of all, happy bithday Ahsha who celebrates her 21rst anniversary today
. 3 days ago, she reached her highest ranking at n°141 after reaching the 2nd round of the qualies at Indian Wells $2,1M with a victory over 11th seed/n°117 Kateryna Bondarenko before loosing to experimented Tatiana Poutchek.
Another girls who celebrated successfully her birthday last week! Aravane broke the Top 150 a couple of days after her 19th birthday. She has been competing on the european challenger tour for a couple of weeks. First, she played in Germany at Biberach $25K where she reached the semi fianl loosing to 7th seed/n°190 Kirsten Flipkens in 3 sets. The week after she flighted to Gran Canaria $25K where she won the title upsetting 1rst seed/n°107 Conchita Martinez Granados and 7th seed/n°177 Romina Oprandi. In final, she gave any chance to WC and come back player Magui Serna! Aravane decided to play challengers to get as many points as she can with the goal of being accepted in the Roland Garros Main Draw.
Alla played the Canarian Challenger Tour and made it really well at Las Palmas $25K reaching the final falling to 7th seed/n°190 Kirsten Flipkens. Alla is now solidely member of the Top 200 and she's been up close to 50 spots since the beginning of the year.
FASTER MOOVERS IN THE TOP 10, 20, 50, 100, 150, 200
Amelie MAURESMO n°1 (+1):
Amelie is back to the Top wold position and she really deserves it considering her results: winning the Year Ending Championships, winning 3 tournements in 2006 included her 1rst Grand Slam in Australia.
Maria SHARAPOVA n°4 (+1):
Maria is up one spot this week with a trumendous victory at Indian Wells Tier A $2,1M (her 11th career title and 1rst on the year).
Ana IVANOVIC n°16 (+3):
Ana is back to her best ranking this week reaching her 2nd quater final of the year at prestigious Indian Wells $2,1$. She fall to 4th seed/n°8 and eventual runner up Elena Dementieva in 3 sets.
Martina HINGIS n°26 (+6):
For her 1rst american tournement since her come back, Martina has been making an impressive run reaching the semi final! She ousted 2nd seed/n°4 Lindsay Davenport and 10th seed/n°21 Dinara Safina before falling to 3rd seed/n°5 and eventual champion Maria Sharapova.
Emma LAINE n°55 (+12):
Anastasiya YAKIMOVA n°92 (+12):
Aravane REZAI n°142 (+38):
Kirsten FLIPKENS n° 156 (+33):
After a long injury, Kirsten is back on the tour with pretty good eager. She's now closed to be back to her best ranking (n°145 in september 2004). Due to her ranking, she prefers to play challengers right now to rise in the wold ranking and multiplying victories for the confidence. She's been competing in the Canarian challenger tour for a couple of weeks: she first won Las Palmas $25K upsetting 5th seed/n°180 Aravane Rezai and 6th seed/n°184 Alla Kudryatseva. The week after, she made it to the semi final with a victory over 5th seed/n°163 Yulia Beygelzimer before loosing to clay court specialist WC Magui Serna who is back on the tour.
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