The news in June is not pretty in Canadian tennis as a three-year Stanford University player named Carol Zhao becomes the new No. 1, and former world No. 5 Genie Bouchard is down to No. 4 in her own country.
Meanwhile, Bouchard’s occasional doubles partner Sloane Stephens, after her run to the French Open singles final, jumps from No. 10 to a career-best No. 4.
She also takes over the top spot among Americans.
It has been … years since neither Serena nor Venus Williams has held the top spot for the U.S. So a changing of the guard on that end as Madison Keys also hits the top 10.
There are plenty of movers not highlighted here. Go to the WTA Tour website for all the updated rankings.
ON THE UPSWING
Caroline Garcia (FRA): No. 7 ————-> No. 6 (One spot jump gives the No. 1 Frenchwoman a new career-ranking)
Madison Keys (USA): No. 13 ————-> No. 10
Naomi Osaka (JPN): No. 20 ————-> No. 18 (A career high for the 20-year-old who went out to Madison Keys in the third round in Paris).
Maria Sharapova (RUS): No. 30 ————-> No. 23 (Beyond the extreme tightness as she went out to Muguruza, a good French Open for the Russian).
Mihaela Buzarnescu (ROU): No. 33 ————-> No. 30 (The 30-year-old is ranked No. 30, a career high. She’s also at a career high of No. 41 in doubles this week. It is a dream season for the Romanian)
Maria Sakkari (GRE): No. 38 ————-> No. 33 (Career high for the Greek No. 1)
Danielle Collins (USA): No. 42 ————-> No. 39 (Into the top 40 for the relatively late-blooming American).
Katerina Siniakova (CZE): No. 54 ————-> No. 40 (And she won the women’s doubles title in Paris, to move up to a career high No. 6 there).
Kaia Kanepi (EST): No. 52 ————-> No. 43
Lucie Safarova (CZE): No. 53 ————-> No. 44
Yulia Putintseva (KAZ): No. 98 ————-> No. 56 (Much more in line with where the Kazakh should be, after a good Roland Garros).
Alison Riske (USA): No. 83 ————-> No. 63 (The Surbiton champ moves up)
Rebecca Peterson (SWE): No. 97————-> No. 76 (The 22-year-old Swede qualifies and reaches the second round in Paris – and a career high. She jumped nearly 40 spots in May).
Andrea Petkovic (GER): No. 107 ————-> No. 87 (Stopped by the eventual champ, the French Open was the tournament Petkovic was waiting for).
Tamara Zidansek (SLO): No. 123 ————-> No. 95 (The 20-year-old from Slovenia breaks into the top 100)
Caroline Dolehide (USA): No. 125 ————-> No. 106 (The 19-year-old American can certainly aspire to the US Open main draw).
Serena Williams (USA): No. 451 ————-> No. 183 (It’s a start, not that the virtual number really matters anyway)
ON THE DOWNSWING
Jelena Ostapenko (LAT): No. 5 ————-> No. 12 (The defending French Open champion was ousted in the first round this year but, perhaps a bit surprisingly, the carnage to her ranking wasn’t disastrous.
Alizé Cornet (FRA): No. 34 ————-> No. 41
Petra Martic (CRO): No. 35 ————-> No. 48
Kristina Mladenovic (FRA): No. 31 ————-> No. 54 (From top 10 to out of the top 50, a drastic fall for the Frenchwoman).
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS): No. 43————-> No. 57 (Back since March, her comeback hasn’t taken off yet).
Catherine Bellis (USA): No. 56 ————-> No. 66 (It keeps looking like she’s coming back, but she keeps withdrawing from tournaments).
Samantha Stosur (AUS): No. 90 ————-> No. 103 (The 34-year-old drops out of the top 100 for the first time since April, 2004).
Veronica Cepede Royg (PAR): No. 89 ————-> No. 120 (The Paraguayan had a nice run inside the top 100, but now will have to work to get back there).
Shelby Rogers (USA): No. 118 ————-> No. 141
Francoise Abanda (CAN): No. 124 ————-> No. 145
Eugenie Bouchard (CAN): No. 164 ————-> No. 194 (The last time Bouchard’s ranking was this low was in Aug. 2012. But back then, she’d raised it 120 spots within a month, as she was rising quickly).