Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Top 10 represented by 10 nations.

For the first time in history, all Top 10 players in the WTA singles rankings are from different countries. As for continents, four of them are represented, with Europe being dominant, and Australia, Asia and North America all having one representative. We are having Denmark, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Australia, United States of America, China, Serbia, Belarus, and Poland.

These post-Australian Open 2011 rankings are significantly different from the ones preceding the tournament. Only three Top 10 players haven't changed their positions: Wozniacki is still No.1, Jelena Jankovic stayed at No.8 and Victoria Azarenka at No.9.

Serena Williams, who missed the Grand Slam, fell from No.4 to No. 12. Li Na’s Australian Open runner-up position led her to a new career-high of No.7, while champion Kim Clijsters returned to No.2 for the first time since August 2006. Francesca Schiavone reached her all-time best of No.4, which is also the highest ranking ever for an Italian women's tennis player. Agnieszka Radwanska returned to the elite 10.

Other big movement I thought worth mentioning; Petra Kvitova, Anastasija Sevastova, Shuai Peng, Zheng Jie, Alize Cornet, Monica Nuclescu, Chennelle Scheepers, Rebecca Marino and Anne Keothavong who all has significant ranking increases or decreases thanks to results from the Australian Open.

Another interesting mention is Dinara Safina who about a year and a half ago was world number one, now ranked 117th in the world!

Source - Women's Tennis Blog. 


Carlos said...

Off topic: I meant to ask this a while back, since you are in Australia what can you tell us about the flooding? I read on the WTA Tour homepage that the ATP and WTA combined donated over 51,070 U.S. dollars as well as additional money donated from some stars from the ATP and WTA.

Emily or as Carlos likes to call me "Captain" said...

Well of course the flooding has been devastating to every one in Australian, and too make things worse the state of Queensland, which was the main state effected by the floods has just been hit by a hurricane. Basically most people have lost everything!

Of course its fantastic that WTA and ATP have raised that amount of money, in reality that would be enough to get one or two families back on their feet! So that give you an idea of how bad the damage is!

Carlos said...

I can only imagine. A very sad situation indeed. I hope people in need get help as soon as possible.

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