Your weekly stats: Girls who reached their highest ranking As of September 22, 2008
TOP 200 STATS
In red girls who are under 20
SAFINA Dinara -Russia -22 y.o -former best ranking:5 -NEW:3
PENNETTA Flavia -Italy -26 y.o -former best ranking:16 -NEW:15
RYBARIKOVA Magdalena -Slovakia -19 y.o -former best ranking:65 -NEW:64
JOHANSSON Mathilde -France -23 y.o -former best ranking:92 -NEW:87
DUQUE MARINO Mariana -Colombia -19 y.o -former best ranking:108 -NEW:101
HRADECKA Lucie -Czech Republic -23 y.o -former best ranking:127 -NEW:126
RADWANSKA Urszula -Poland -17 y.o -former best ranking:129 -NEW:128
SOUTH Melanie -GBR -22 y.o -former best ranking:130 -NEW:129
PANDZIC Jelena -Croatia -25 y.o -former best ranking:137 -NEW:136
ZEC PESKIRIC Masa -Slovenia -21 y.o -former best ranking:160 -NEW:153
PERVAK Ksenia -Russia -17 y.o -former best ranking:174 -NEW:161
SILVA Neuza -Portugal -25 y.o -former best ranking:176 -NEW:173
ESPERON Soledad -Argentina -23 y.o -former best ranking:179 -NEW:175
LEE Ye-Ra -Korea -21 y.o -former best ranking:185 -NEW:178
RUS Aranxta -Netherlands -17 y.o -former best ranking:220 -NEW:183
SOLER ESPINOSA Silvia -Spain -20 y.o -former best ranking:196 -NEW:185
WIENEROVA Lenka -Slovakia -20 y.o -former best ranking:219 -NEW: 193
SEVASTOVA Anastasija -Latvia -18 y.o -former best ranking:201 -NEW:199
Mathilde JOHANSSON: Mathilde is breaking the Top 90 for the 1rst time at n°87. She's still playing on the ITF circuit and even if she played a couple of time on the main tour, we'll see further in her career if she's able to compete seriously on the WTA. Last week, she made it to the SF at Sofia $100K falling to 6th seed/n°94 and eventual winner Llagostera Vives.
Ksenia PERVAK: Another russian teenage wo's having a breakthrough year..rising from n°307 at the beginning of the season to n°161 this week! This week jump is due to a final at Rousse $25K losing to 4th seed/n°220 Wienerova.
Arantxa RUS: This former Top junior player revealed on the WTA last week after reaching the QF as a qualifer at Guangzhou Tier III $175K. After qualifying she beat talented n°67 Wickmayer, then she ousted 5th seed/n°44 Gulko before falling to n°88 Pin.
Silvia SOLER ESPINOSA: Silvia played really smart tennis at Sofia $100 K to make it to the QF as qualifer. During her journey at Sofia, she beat n°110 Bychkova before losing to eventual Runner up 2nd seed/n°59 Pironkova.
Lenka WIENEROVA: Another impressive rise in the world ranking for that solvak girl. Starting the year at n°343, she's now cracking the Top 200 thanks her 3rd ITF title of the year at Rousse $220K upsetting 2nd seed/n°252 Nagy and Top seed/n°176 Pervak.
FASTER MOVEMENT IN THE TOP 10, 20, 50, 100, 150 and 200
Dinara SAFINA n°3 (+2): what a year for Dinara who captured this year her 4th WTA title out of 9. For a long time, she suffered from being Marat little sister...this year at 22, she proved that she was as talented as her brother even if she's now to ambition a GS title. Last week she won Tokyo Tier I $1,34M beating compatriot 5th seed/n°7 Kuznetsova in final.
Nadia PETROVA n°18 (+2): This week again Nadia is on the Top 20 highlight. She's back to a strong level reaching the SF at Tokyo Tier I upsetting 2nd seed/n°3 Ivanovic en route before losing to 4th seed/n°5 eventual winner Safina.
Francesca SCHIAVONE n°23 (+5) and Kaia KANEPI n°34 (+5):
Francesca who lost her crown as Italian Top player (Pennetta is now the best ranked italian player) is back to the Top 25 after reaching the 2nd rd at Tokyo with a good victory over 7th seed/n°12 Hantuchova.
Kaia: same progression but even better run for the Estonian talent who reached the QF as qualifer at Tokyo Tier I. After qualifying, she ousted 8th seed/n°13 Chakvetadze en route before losing to 4th seed/n°5 Safina in a 3 sets match.
Nuria LLAGOSTERA VIVES n°76 (+18) and Julie DITTY n°98 (+18)
Good jump for the 28 y.o spanish who captured $100K Sofia challenger upsetting Top seed/n°47 Cirstea, 4th seed/n°92 Mathilde Johansson and 2nd seed/n°59 Pironkova. Is it necessary to notice that Sofia was a clay tournement....which can explain those strong victories.
At nearly 30 y.o, Julie is not over. She's back to the Top 100 winning Albuquerque $75K beating Top seed/n°95 De Los Rios in final.
Ayumi MORITA n°134 (+28): The young 2 handed both side players from Japan is back to the Top 150. On april, she broke the Top 100, but whe was also benefiting from 2007 points that she earned on the challenger circuit. This year, she's playing a full schedule on the WTA most of the time against higher ranked player. However, she used her WC pretty well at Tokyo beating n°19 Szavay before losing to 5th seed/n°7 Kuznetsova.
Aranxta RUS n°183 (+50): see above.
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Last edited by fredbdx; Sep 22nd, 2008 at 05:57 PM.