Biggest movers: Sanders on the up
This week, Storm Sanders enjoyed an encouraging jump up the rankings while Maverick Banes was also rewarded for his strong showing on the Pro Tour.
Storm Sanders has vaulted well inside in the top 400 as the young Aussie continues her quest to rediscover top form after an injury-plagued 2014.
Sanders jumped 35 places to No.371 after reaching the final of the Tweed Heads Tennis International, a $15,000 ITF event on the Australian Pro Tour.
It was her first tournament in two months, just her 18th of the season and her deepest run in 2015.
Not since winning the Launceston Pro Tour title in February 2013 and following that with a finals finish in Ipswich the next month had Sanders reached a tournament final.
She peaked at world No.202 back in February 2014.
Also making moves up the rankings were Priscilla Hon – who jumped 24 spots to No.501 after making the quarters in Tweed Heads – and Naiktha Bains, who rose almost 100 places to 755th for reaching the same stage of the tournament.
Samantha Harris also jumped 100 places – she currently sits at No.831 – after reaching the semifinals of a $10,000 ITF event in Charleston.
On the men’s side, Matt Ebden moved up seven places to world No.124 after qualifying for last week’s ATP 500 event in Tokyo, Japan.
Queenslander Maverick Banes rose 30 rungs to 432nd thanks to his semifinal finish at the Pro Tour event in Alice Springs.