Jan 10: Top100 debut for 15yo Carling Basset
Jan 17: Zina Garrison from #19 to #14 by QF Houston
Jan 31: 15yo Michele Torres moves up from #86 to #58 after reaching the SF in Marco Id.
- new career high for Yvonne Vermaak when moving from #17 to #14 (SF Indianapolis)
- Anne Hobbs wins Indianapolis as a qualifyer and moves from #100 to #73
Feb 21: Basset 15 spots up to #67 after winning in Hershey
Feb 28: top20 debut for 16yo Andrea Temesvari (SF Oakland)
- Yvonne Vermaak from #15 to #12 by winning Palm Springs
- her final opponent Carling Bassett 14 spots up to #52 with almost the same points (includes more quality)
- 16yo Ginny Purdy wins Pittsburgh as a Lucky Loser (!) and jumps from #160 to #118
- Jo Durie (QF Dallas) from #28 to #21
- 16yo Manuela Maleeva jumps 14 spots to #36 (QF Hilton Head)
- Tina Mochizuki reached the 3rd round in Hilton Head as a qualifyer and jumps from #156 to #115, it's the highest rank so far for the now 30 years old.
- Carling Basset reached the final at Amelia Island and jumps from #39 to #23
- Raffaela Reggi got her top100 debut by qualifying and reaching the QF at Amelia Island (up 36 positions)
- Michelle Torres (also QF) moves up from #53 to #40
May 9: Andrea Temesvari jumps from #19 to #13 by winning the Italian Open
May 23: Kathy Horvath reached the final in Berlin and jumps 21 positions to #32; she earned more total points than the winner Evert (606 to 536) because of much more quality points by defeating 4 seeds enroute
It's again the best French Grand Slam so far in terms of ranked players in draw. A record competition value of 89 % (9 % more than last year's record).
more of this week >>> 1983_05_30_Big.pdf
June 20: Beth Herr jumps 22 positions to #53 (QF Eastbourne)
This year's competition value is 85 %, that is lower
than at Roland Garros, the first year this happend!
more of this week >>> 1983_06_27_Big.pdf
July 18: Alycia Moulton moves 7 spots up to #21 by her victory in Newport
Aug 8: Andrea Temesvari enters the top10 by her victory at the US Clay Courts
after the US Open
more of this week >>> 1983_09_12_Big.pdf
- Jo Durie enters the top10 by reaching the SF here and winning Mahwah before; she's the first British top10 entry since 1975!
- Lisa Bonder moves up from #33 to #23 by the title in Tokyo
- Alycia Moulton moves up from #22 to #16 (SF Tokyo)
Oct 3: Kim Jones-Shaefer jumps from #59 to #38 by winning the title in Hartford
- Kathy Jordan from #17 to #12
- Ruzici form #25 to #17
Nov 28: Liz Sayers jumps from #99 to #60 because of her 3rd place in Sydney
full season list
more details >>> 001-100
week by week at the top:
Navratilova runs uninterupted for a second year in a row, with advantages between 8 % and 63 % above the runner-up (who was again Chris Evert all year).
Chris Evert came close until the French Open, but she couldn't go better thereafter.
- Roland Garros leads the list this year for the first time by a hair's breadth and Wimbledon ist only the 3rd for the first time!
- in contrast to my earlier predition American tournaments still dominate
first try of rankings with other systems:
( related to post121.html )
Navratilova occupies the №1 on all rankings all year long. (a series of 83 weeks now, but still far away from Evert's 190-week-series)
As commented for my main rankings, Evert was nearly breaking that series on all systems
at Roland Garros.