Biggest movers: Stosur soars after Parisian run
Sam Stosur has returned to within striking distance of the world's top 10 after a sensational semifinal run at Roland Garros.
Sam Stosur’s exploits in Paris have seen the Australian significantly improve her WTA ranking.
The Queenslander jumped 10 places to world No.14 – her highest ranking since September 2013 – after storming into the French Open semifinals, where she lost to eventual champion Garbine Muguruza.
The performance has also pushed Stosur from 16th to No.9 on the Road to Singapore leaderboard – the top eight players qualify for the prestigious WTA Finals in Singapore.
Stosur was not the only Aussie female enjoying a rankings boost this week.
Storm Sanders rose 16 places to No.268 after winning three matches to qualify at the $50,000 ITF event in Eastbourne, where she went on to reach the second round.
At the same event, Naiktha Bains qualified for the main draw and jumped 30 places to world No.470 as a result.
Ash Barty made her return to singles in Eastbourne, and won six matches in a row to qualify and progress to the semifinals.
She also returned to the WTA rankings this week, at No.623.
On the men’s side, Jordan Thompson improved four places to world No.90 after reaching the second round at Roland-Garros.
Andrew Whittington jumped 23 places to No.284 after winning the recent ITF Futures title in Guam.