WTA Rankings Report – June 19, 2017


Not a ton of movement at the top, but Nottingham finalist Konta moves back up to No. 7.

And a whole group of players have reached career highs; in the case of youngsters Anett Kontaveit and Donna Vekic, by winning tournaments. For Kontaveit, it’s a first career title; for Vekic, a second.


Karolina Pliskova, with 305 points to defend, could easily lose her No. 2 spot to Elina Svitolina by the time the next rankings list is released.

And several players are playing for seedings at Wimbledon which, for the women, go strictly by rankings except in extreme judgment cases.

Konteveit could slip into a seeded spot at Wimbledon with a good result – especially as Roberta Vinci, her first-round opponent in Mallorca, is one of the players just ahead of her. Samantha Stosur, also ahead, has injury concerns and Laura Siegemund already is out.

Players on the upswing

Johanna Konta (GBR): No. 8 ———-> No. 7

Kristina Mladenovic (FRA): No. 13 ———-> No. 12**

Daria Gavrilova (AUS): No. 24 ———-> No. 21**

Konta back up to No. 7 (Stephanie Myles/Tennis.Life)

Ana Konjuh (CRO): No. 33 ———-> No. 28**

Anett Kontaveit (EST): No. 49 ———-> No. 36 (‘s-Hertogenbosch champ) **

Donna Vekic (CRO): No. 70 ———-> No. 58 (Nottingham champion) **

Natalia Vikhlyantseva (RUS): No. 74 ———-> No. 65**

Ashleigh Barty (AUS): No. 88 ———-> No. 77

Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK): No. 117 ———-> No. 107

Kristie Ahn (USA): No. 131 ———-> No. 115**

Danka Kovinic (MNE): No. 138 ———-> No. 123

Zarina Diyas (KAZ): No. 207 ———-> No. 133

Anna Karolina Schmiedlova  (SVK): No. 215 ———-> No. 186

(**: career high)

Players on the downswing

Jelena Ostapenko (LAT): No. 12 ———-> No. 13

Madison Keys (USA): No. 14 ———-> No. 18

Bouchard and Lisicki both drop in the rankings, but will try to rally in Mallorca this week. (Stephanie Myles/Tennis.Life)

Coco Vandeweghe (USA): No. 25 ———-> No. 30

Eugenie Bouchard (CAN): No. 52 ———-> No. 56

Kirsten Flipkens (BEL): No. 75 ———-> No. 88

Veronica Cepede Royg (PAR): No. 78 ———-> No. 90

Yanina Wickmayer (BEL): No. 81 ———-> No. 92

Heather Watson (GBR): No. 113 ———-> No. 126

Sabine Lisicki (GER): No. 134 ———-> No. 144

Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL): No. 126 ———-> No. 151

Race to Singapore


Other notables: Angelique Kerber at No. 14; Agnieszka Radwanska at No. 36. Anett Kontaveit up 10 spots to No. 20.

 Players defending points this week

Dominika Cibulkova – 470 points

Karolina Pliskova – 305 points

Monica Puig – 210 points

Johanna Konta – 185 points

Ekaterina Makarova – 100 points

Agnieszka Radwanska – 100 points

Kristina Mladenovic – 100 points

Elena Vesnina – 100 points

(For the complete WTA Tour rankings picture this week, click here)

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