Ranking -As Septembre 11, 2006
Nation Ranking/Name/World rank./Nation Rank. Evolution/World Rank.Evolution
1.Lindsay Davenport (12)/--/-5
2.Meghann Shaughnessy (41)/+3/+15
3.Shenay Perry (42)/+9/+50
4.Venus Williams (43)/-2/-29
5.Jamea Jackson (47)/+4/+35
6.Jill Craybas (52)/-2/--
7.Amy Frazier (59)/-1/+3
8.Laura Granville (77)/-5/-29
9.Vania King (85)/+2/+6
10.Meilen Tu (86)/+6/+33
11.Serena Williams (94)/+3/+14
12.Lisa Raymond (105)/-4/-24
13.Ashley Harkleroad (106)/-6/-27
14.Bethanie Mattek (109)/-1/-7
15.Lilia Osterloh (116)/--/-1
16.Asha Rolle (153)/+1/+4
17.Mashona Washington (161)/-7/-72
18.Ansley Cargill (187)/NEW ENTRY
19.Angela Haynes (191)/-1/-3
20.Jessica Kirkland (196)/NEW ENTRY
No change at the top of the American Ranking. Lindsay is the n°1 but the crisis in american tennis is growing up with no player in the Top 10
Meghann in back in the world Top 50 and americna n°2 after a good summer where she reacehd the QF at Los Angeles (victories over n°17 Dechy and n°49 Vesnina), won Forest Hills (vicories over n°45 Vesnina and n°43 Dominguez Lino).
Jamea is the most impressive rise in the NR (+6). She performed her 1rst WTA tour final at Birmingham (wins over n°36 Koukalova, n°30 Jankovic, n°29 Likhovtseva and n°4 Sharapova!!). After that, she reached several times the 2nd rd of many tournements (San Diego, Montreal as a qualifer, and US Open). She broke the Top 50 for the 1rst time.
Meilen had also a breakthrough week at Birmingham reaching the Semi final (victories over n°41 Mirza and n°27 Bartoli) and made it to the 2nd rd at wimbledon and San diego (win n°57 Granville). She's been reaching her best ranking for 3 years.
The biggest slump is for Mashona (-72 places in the WR) who won only 2 matches this summer and didn't play at the USO.
Venus and Laura also lost merely 30 places in the WR. Venus lost her wimbledon 2005 points as winner...losing in the 3rd round this year vs n°29 Jankovic and didn't play since Wimbledon. As far sa Laura is concerned, excepted a 3rd rd at Montreal (victory over n°27 Sugyama), she spent hard time on the american tour with pretty draw.
Ansley is one of the new entry of the summer. That former n°90 in the world (3 years ago) won 2 ITF titles at Hammond $50K (wins over n°134 Poutchek and n°193 Perebiynis) and Vancouver $25K. At the USO she reached the final rd of the qualies (victories over n°122 Gallovits and n°186 Voracova).
Jessica is the 2nd to come back in the top 20...more because the Top 20 is lower than 3 months ago than because of her results. She reached the quater final at Grado $25K and won a coule of mathes in the qualies of 2 bog tournements (2nd rd of the qualies at Stanford beating n°90 Tu and at san Diego).