WTA Tour Rankings Report – July 24, 2017

The top players were idle. But a three-spot drop by Wimbledon semifinalist Johanna Konta allows Garbiñe Muguruza to move up to No. 4 and Elina Svitolina up to No. 5 in the rankings this week.

Konta won the Stanford Premier event in 2016, held a week earlier, and so those points are off as of Monday (she has another chunk to defend this week, with the Rogers Cup points coming off).


It was a productive week for Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands, who moved up nine spots with her singles win in Gstaad, and three spots (to No. 30) with her doubles win.

For Irina-Camelia Begu, who also did the double – and at home in Bucharest – the news was even better.

The Romanian moved up 20 spots (to No. 38) in singles and 19 spots (to No. 51) in doubles.

On the Upswing:

Kiki Bertens (NED): No. 35 ————> No. 26

Anett Kontaveit (EST): No. 32 ————> No. 27** (a career best, but she can’t add on. Kontaveit pulled out of this week’s tournament in Bastad with a leg injury)

On the way back up, but Carla Suárez Navarro still nowhere near where she should be. (Stephanie Myles/Tennis.Life)

Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP): No. 34 ————> No. 30

Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU): No. 58 ————> No. 38

Julia Goerges (GER): No. 45 ————> No. 40

Qiang Wang (CHN): No. 51 ————> No. 48** (You probably don’t know her, but the 25-year-old is now in the top 50)

Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP): No. 97 ————> No. 86

Tereza Martincova (CZE): No. 140 ————> No. 117

Bernarda Pera (USA): No. 217 ————> No. 146** (the 22-year-old from New Jersey at a career high)

Sofya Zhuk (RUS): No. 196 ————> No. 152** (the 17-year-old, the winner of the 2016 Wimbledon juniors, hits a career best)

** = career high


On the Downswing:

Johanna Konta (GBR): No. 4 ————> No. 7

Lauren Davis (USA): No. 27 ————> No. 35

Alison Riske (USA): No. 39 ————> No. 45

Laura Siegemund (GER): No. 36 ————> No. 52 (The German is rehabbing after knee surgery)

Wickmayer, a former No. 12, is struggling to get back up. But she’s got Kim Clijsters on her side. (Stephanie Myles/Tennis.Life)

Katerina Siniakova (CZE): No. 44 ————> No. 56

Sara Errani (ITA): No. 87 ————> No. 98

Nicole Gibbs (USA): No. 119 ————> No. 125

Yanina Wickmayer (BEL): No. 82 ————> No. 129 (on the plus side, she’s a newlywed)

Sabine Lisicki (GER): No. 166 ————> No. 189 (she can still work a protected ranking to get back on track)

Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK): No. 176 ————> No. 194 (not long ago, she was top-40)

Belinda Bencic (SUI): No. 195 ————> No. 198

Race to Singapore


Points to defend this week

The Premier 5 Canadian event was played this week a year ago – earlier than usual because of the Rio Summer Olympics. So next week’s rankings could (temporarily) look quite different because of all the points coming off.

Simona Halep – 900 points

Madison Keys – 585 points

Kristina Kucova – 380 points

Angelique Kerber – 350 points

Johanna Konta – 190 points

Svetlana Kuznetsova – 190 points

Daria Kasatkina – 190 points

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova – 190 points

Antonia Lottner – 120 points

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