April 2006 Update!
As of April 3, 2006:
NR: national ranking
NR/Name/WR/NR evolution/WR evolution
1.Maria Sharapova (4)/--/+1
2.Nadia Petrova (7)/--/--
3.Elena Dementieva (8)/--/--
4.Svetlana Kuznetsova (10)/+1/+3
5.Anatasia Myskina (12)/-1/--
6.Elena Likhovtseva (16)/--/-1
7.Dinara Safina (20)/--/+1
8.Maria Kirilenko (23)/--/-1
9.Anna Chakvetadze (33)/--/+3
10.Vera Zvonareva (45)/--/+1
11.Vera Dushevina (51)/--/-2
12.Elena Vesnina (67)/+1/+5
13.Ekaterina Bychkova (70)/-1/-1
14.Elena Bovina (95)/--/-13
15.Anastasia Rodionova (108)/+1/+5
16.Galina Voskoboeva (135)/-1/-25
17.Vasilisa Bardina (157)/+1/+5
18.Alla Kudryavtseva (157)/NEW ENTRY
19.Tatiana Panova (162)/--/-1
20.Olga Poutchkova (166)/--/+2
The biggest news in the Top 5 is Svetlana up 1 NR spot after her impressive victory in Miami defeating world n°1 Amelie Mauresmo and n°4 Maria Sharapova both in straight sets. That performance allows her to be back in the Top 10 world elite.
No real change in the Top 5 to 10 with stable NR and stable WR.
In the Top 15, young Elena Vesnina continues her rise in the NR (1 place) and in the WR (+5). In Miami she reached the 3rs round upsettinf 11 seed and world n°13 Francesca Schiavone before falling to teenage french star Tatiana Golovin (n°24 in the WR).
Anastasia Rodionova enters the Top 15, up 5 spots in the WR and reaching her ever best ranking reaching the final round of the qualies in Miami (falling to n°108 Vania King) and the 2nd round of the qualies in Indian Wells (loosing to Top seed n°69 and back to good form Eleni Daniilidou).
Elena Bovina continues to slump in the WR facing injuries and now closed to be out of the Top 100.
Galina Vosboeva has the sadest record of the biggest fall in the WR (-25). In march 2005, she reached the final round of the qualies in Miami and the quater final in Ortisei $75 challenger whereas she lost both time in the 1rst round this year. She was quite unlucky to face 2nd seed n°63 Marta Domachowska at Ortesei and 5th seed of the qualies/n°79 Maria Elena Camerin in Miami.
Last month new entry Vasilisa continues to rise in the NR and WR playing challengers: she first compteted in Orange 50K reaching the main draw 1rst round as a qualifer (loosing to n°134 Lilia Osterloh). In Redding 25K, she made it to the quater final falling to surprising qualifer and eventual winner n°330 Diana Ospina.
At least, an impressive new entry at n°18 of the NR: Alla played every week in march on the ITF Tour with up and downs: runner up at Las Palmas $25K (falling to n°190 Kirsten Flipkens), 1rst round at Telde $25K (falling to n°221 Julia Gabba), QF at Fuertaventura $25K (upsetting top seed/n°147 Olga Blahotova en route, loosing to n°246 Dominika Nociarova), and runner up once again at St Petersburg $25K (falling to n°223 Alberta Brianti).