Biggest movers: Sharma continues rapid rise
Astra Sharma is knocking on the door of the world's top 250 after another big jump in the latest WTA rankings. Meanwhile, Matt Ebden returns to the ATP top 50.
Astra Sharma sits on the brink of the Australian top 10 after rising 53 places in the latest WTA rankings.
The West Australian vaulted to world No.257 after the points from her victory at the $25,000 ITF tournament in Gatineau, Canada two weeks ago were included in her ranking. Last week she also reached the second round at the $60,000 event in Granby, Canada.
Sharma, 22, owns an impressive 20-6 win-loss record in 2018 and in just over four weeks has improved her ranking from No.409 to its current mark – a career-high.
In other notable rankings news, Matt Ebden returned to the world’s top 50 while Thanasi Kokkinakis continues to inch his way back up the ATP list now that he’s playing an uninterrupted schedule once more.
Below is a break down of this week’s Aussie biggest movers:
|Astra Sharma||No.257||+53||W Gatineau ITF, R2 Granby ITF|
|Naiktha Bains||No.336||+11||QFR Nanchang WTA|
|Olivia Tjandramulia||No.379||+14||R2 Granby ITF|
|Maddison Inglis||No.397||+30||QF Gatineau ITF, QFR Granby ITF|
|Kaylah McPhee||No.402||+30||QF Nonthaburi #2 ITF|
|Matt Ebden||No.50||+5||SF Atlanta ATP|
|Thanasi Kokkinakis||No.164||+8||Qualified for Atlanta ATP|
|Blake Ellis||No.449||+13||QF Taipei ITF|
* QF = quarterfinals / QFR = qualifying final round