Top 200 stats
In red girls who are under 20
PEER Shahar -Israel -19 y.o -former best ranking: 24 -NEW: 23
SREBOTNIK Katarina -Slovenia -25 y.o -former best ranking:25 -NEW:24
LI Na -China -24 y.o -former best ranking:32 -NEW:30
BAMMER Sybille -Austria -26 y.o -former best ranking:45 -NEW:42
YAKIMOVA Anastasiya -Belarussia -19 y.o -former best ranking:53 -NEW:51
JACKSON Jamea -USA -19 y.o -former best ranking:73 -NEW:54
SROMOVA Hana -Czech Republic -28 y.o -former best ranking:90 -NEW:87
KING Vania -USA -17 y.o -former best ranking:89 -NEW:88
AZARENKA Victoria -Belarussia -16 y.o -former best ranking:102 -NEW:101
BARDINA Vasilisa -Russia -18 y.o -former best ranking:117 -NEW:116
NAGY Kyra -Hungary -28 y.o former best ranking:137 -NEW:124
POUTCHKOVA Olga -Russia -18 y.o -former best ranking:133 -NEW:125
RUUTEL Margit -Estonia -22 y.o -former best ranking:198 -NEW:196
SAVRANSKY Yevgenia -Israel -22 y.o -former best ranking:203 -NEW:198
TIMOTIC Ana -Serbia Montenegro -23 y.o -former best rank:200 -NEW:199
ERRANI Sara -Italy -19 y.o -former best ranking:205 -NEW:200
Fresh air from the USA with Jamea who reached her 1rst WTA Tour final ousting 10th seed/n°36 Koukalova, 8th seed/n°30 Jankovic, 4th seed/n°29 Likhovtseva and got her ever best victory over Top seed/n°4 Sharapova before falling to erratic n°78 and former Top 10 Zvonareva. Jamea is now closed to break the Top 50.
Last week, Kyra won her ITF 2nd title in 2006 over 14 in her career! At $50K Zagreb, she created the biggest upset of the tournement ousting top seed/n°58 Kostanic en route and 2nd set/n°75 Garbin in a thrilling 3 sets final.
At Birmingham, Olga reached the 2nd rd of the main draw as a qualifer. In the qualies, she beat 7th seed/n°111 Osterloh and continued her run in the main draw ousting fellow qualifer n°97 Kutusova before losing to 4th seed/n°29 Likhovtseva.
Reaching the 2nd rd at $25K Grado, Yevgenia is breaking the Top 200. In Grado she fall to come backer n°523 A.Widjaja
A new italian comer in the Top 200, Sara is up 5 places to n°200 after her 2ns rd at $25K Grado where she lost to french qualifer n°407 Huck.
FASTER MOVERS IN THE TOP 10, 20, 50, 100, 150, 200
Lindsay DAVENPORT n°6 (+1):
ithout playing, Lindsay is up one place, overtaking Kuznetsova.
Vera ZVONAREVA n°47 (+31):
Incredible Vera who is so erratic on the tour may be betrayed by her nerves..However, Vera is back this in the Top 50 this week after her surprising win at Birmingham Tier III $200K for her 4th career single title. In that tournement she ousted 7th seed/n°31 Chakvetadze, n°14 Schiavone and surprising n°81 Jackson for the title. There's still a long run for her to come back to the Top 10.
Jamea JACKSON n°54 (+27):
Meilen TU n°105 (+30):
Breackthrough week for Meilen at Birmingham $200K Tier III where she reached the SF as a qualifer!! In the qualies she ousted 3rd seed/n°105 Mattek. In the main draw, she performed incredibly well beating 14th seed/n°41 indian star Mirza and 6th seed/n°27 Bartoli before losing to n°78 Zvonareva in 3 sets ...with some regret...she was leading 1 set and 4-2 up.
Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez n°152 (+27):
Maria Jose keeps risong in the world ranking...still far away from her best n°61 (2001). She's competing well this year on the challenger tour. 2 weeks ago, she won Madrid $25K beating 8th seed/n°256 Liggan in final. The week after in a stronger challeger at $50K Marseille, she made it to the 2nd round with a good victory over n°129 Skavronskaia before falling to 3rd seed/n°101 Martinez Granados in 3 sets.
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