WTA Tour Rankings Report – July 17, 2017

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WIMBLEDON – Karolina Pliskova, one of the favorites at this year’s Wimbledon, left Wimbledon nearly two weeks ago after being upset by longshot Magdalena Rybarikova.

And yet, today, she is the new world No. 1.

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It’s kind of an anticlimactic way to gain the top spot.

But that’s the way things have been going on the women’s tour this year.

The top two players in the rankings have yet to win their first Grand Slam titles.

There are only 175 points separating them. So the top spot could continue to be a hot potato for awhile.

Players on the Upswing

Johanna Konta (GBR): No. 7 ——————- No. 4** (career high with the Wimbledon semi)

Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP): No. 15 ——————- No. 5 (Wimbledon champ makes a big jump)

Venus Williams (USA): No. 11 ——————- No. 9 (back in the top 10)

Ana Konjuh (CRO): No. 29 ——————- No. 22**

Lesia Tsurenko (UKR): No. 35 ——————- No. 29**

Anett Kontaveit (EST): No. 38 ——————- No. 32**

Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK): No. 87 ——————- No. 33 (She won’t need that protected ranking any more)

Naomi Osaka (JPN): No. 59 ——————- No. 49

 

Camila Giorgi (ITA): No. 86 ——————- No. 72

Heather Watson (GBR): No. 102 ——————- No. 79

Petra Martic (SLO): No. 135 ——————- No. 89

Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA): No. 103 ——————- No. 90

Francoise Abanda (CAN): No. 142 ——————- No. 121**

Bianca Andreescu (CAN): No. 188 ——————- No. 156**

Polona Hercog (SLO): No. 265 ——————- No. 190

(**Career high)

Players on the Downswing

Angelique Kerber (GER): No. 1 ——————- No. 3

Serena Williams (USA): No. 4 ——————- No. 15 (it’s been awhile)

Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP): No. 27 ——————- No. 34

Kiki Bertens (NED): No. 24 ——————- No. 35

Ekaterina Makarova (RUS): No. 47 ——————- No. 59 (But she is the Wimbledon doubles champion)

Eugenie Bouchard (CAN): No. 61 ——————- No. 69

Misaki Doi (JPN): No. 57 ——————- No. 73

Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ): No. 50 ——————- No. 83

Sabine Lisicki (GER): No. 127 ——————- No. 166

Marina Erakovic  (NZL): No. 129 ——————- No. 179

Belinda Bencic (SUI): No. 159 ——————- No. 195

Race to Singapore

Players defending points this week

The points from Stanford and Washington, D.C. drop off this week – a casualty of last year’s compressed and premature Olympic-year schedule.

Johanna Konta – 470 points
Venus Wiliams – 305 points
Laura Siegemund – 280 points
Yanina Wickmayer – 280 points
Katerina Siniakova – 198 points
Dominika Cibulkova – 185 points
Alison Riske – 185 points
Lauren Davis – 180 points

For the complete WTA Tour rankings picture, click here.

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