Rankings watch: Barty rising quickly
Queenslander Ashleigh Barty is back in the world's top 350
A quarterfinal run in Nottingham has propelled Ashleigh Barty back inside the world’s top 350.
The 20-year-old Queenslander improved her ranking by 286 spots, rising to No.337 after her impressive run from qualifying in her first WTA Tour-level tournament in two years.
Barty is now the 10th highest-ranked Australian woman. Fellow Queenslander Sam Stosur remains the nation’s leading player at No.14 in the WTA rankings, followed by Victorian Daria Gavrilova at No.50.
Canberra’ Alison Bai is also on the rise, improving her ranking by 19 spots to No.393.
Fellow Canberra talent Nick Kyrgios remains Australia’s top-ranked male player at No.19, closely followed by Queensland’s Bernard Tomic at No.22.
Tomic improved his ranking by one spot after making a quarterfinal run at s-Hertogenbosch last week.
Victorian Andrew Whittington is the biggest improver in the men’s rankings, rising to a new career-high of No.282.
The 22-year-old is enjoying a stellar season, winning an ITF Futures F1 title in Hong Kong on the weekend. It was his fourth ITF Futures title for the year.