Correction for Mayline, Youlia and Alize world ranking
NR/Name/WR/NR evolution/WR evolution
1.Amelie Mauresmo (1)/--/+1
2.Mary Pierce (6)/--/--
3.Tatiana Golovin (23)/+1/+2
4.Nathalie Dechy (24)/-1/-4
5.Marion Bartoli (31)/--/+2
6.Virginie Razzano (43)/--/+5
7.Emilie Loit (53)/--/-3
8.Stephanie Foretz (73)/--/+11
9.Camille Pin (109)/--/+9
10.Severine Bremond (125)/--/-6
11.Stephanie Cohen Aloro (139)/--/-6
12.Aravane Rezai (140)/+1/+40
13.Mathilde Johansson (161)/-1/+10
14.Pauline Parmentier (208)/--/+4
15.Virginie Pichet (213)/--/+4
16.Florence Haring (235)/--/--
17.Julie Coin (284)/--/+7
18.Mayline Andieux (292)/+2/+29
19.Youlia Fedossova (295)/--/+25
20.Alizé Cornet (317)/-2/-1
One of the biggest news of the months for France: young rising star Tatiana takes the 3rd place of the NR after her emotional semi final in Miami (fist time ever in a Tier 1 falling for injury in the 3rd set of a thrilled match against world n°4 Maria Sharapova). Tatiana has been up and down since the beginning of the year (only a semi final in Paris with a victory over Nadia Petrova and a 3 incredible 3 sets match against n°1 Kim Clijters). She was quite lucky in Miami with no big seeds to face until the Semi Final. Sadly she injured during that match and will be out of competition at least for 6 months. However she's one step to be back in the Top 20 (best at n°18).
In the other hand, Nathalie's situation has been really disturbing with a win/loss record at 1/5 since january. In Indian Wells and Miami, she fall to respectively n°77 Maret Ani and n°65 Jie Zheng. She really needs to regroup.
No change in the NR from n°5 to n°10 but we can notice some good progressions in the WR: Virginie Razzano (+5) with a 3rd round in Miami falling to n°36 Anna Chakvetadze; Stephanie Foretz (+11 and 9 places from her ever best ranking 3 years ago!) reaching consecutively the 2nd round in Indian Wells falling to n°25 Ai Sugyama and Miami loosing to n°34 Sofia Arvidsson; and Camille (+9) with a 2nd round in Indian Wells as a qualifer falling to n°32 Martina Hingis and a 2nd round of the qualies in Miami loosing to Stephanie Foretz.
In the Top 15, Aravane is up one place in the NR and the best progression in the WR (up 40 places!). She's now closed to overtake Severine Bremond and Stephanie Cohen Aloro who are slumping. Aravane has one short term goal: being able to enter directly the Roland Garros main draw. In march, she competed on the canarian challenger tour: runner up at Las Palmas $25K falling to n°190 Kirsten Flipkens. Winner at Telde $25K ousting Top seed/n°107 Conchita Martinez Granados-7 seed/n°177 Romina Oprandi and former n°19 Magui Serna. Runner up once again at Fuerteventura $25K falling to 4th seed/n°156 Elise Tamaela.
Mathilde is down one place in the NR but with no shame considering she'up 10 places in the WR. She stayed in Australia to play on the oceanic challenger tour with a 2nd round at Canberra $25K (loosing to n°362 Monique Adamczak) and a SF in Sydney $25K (falling to n°192 Young Jan Chan).
Last month new entry 18 y.o Mayline Andrieux keeps improving in the NR (+2) and WR (+29) competing on the ITF Tour: she reached the QF as a qualifer at Las Palmas $25K (upsetting 4th seed/n°184 Kristina Barrois, n°235 Olga Bratchikova before loosing to n°184 and eventual runner up Alla Kudryatseva). In St Petersburg she upsetted 6th seed/n°228 Margit Ruutel before falling to n°250 Nika Ozegovic.
Youlia is also up more than 20 places in the world ranking (QF as qualifer at Las Palmas $25K upsetting Top seed/n°149 Frederica Piedade before loosing in a 3 sets battle vs n°190 Kirsten Flipkens).
With Mayline and Youlia world ranking progressions...Alize in down 2 places with a stable WR. Alize is only 16 y.o and prefers to focus on the junior circuit in order to be seeded in Roland garros junior: good choice for her with a victory and final in 2 of the biggest south american junior tournement..she's now in the junior Top 20.