Biggest movers: Hives soars towards top 250
Victorian Zoe Hives makes a big jump after her victory at the Australian Pro Tour event in Toowoomba, while Maverick Banes does the same.
Zoe Hives moved closer to her career-high ranking after winning the recent Pro Tour title in Toowoomba.
The 21-year-old from Victoria jumped 45 places to world No.268, just 17 spots shy of her high of 251 set back in June.
Hives begun 2018 ranked No.378 but has shaved more than 100 places from her ranking after winning 22 of her 31 matches this season – the majority of those wins coming on Australian soil.
The player she defeated in the Toowoomba final, Ellen Perez, rose 12 places to No.214.
Maverick Banes was the winner of the men’s event in Toowoomba and jumped 19 places to No.240 as a result.
Jordan Thompson, meanwhile, stands on the brink of top-100 return after reaching the ATP Challenger final in Calgary.
Below are some of the biggest Australian movers in the latest release of the ATP/WTA rankings:
|Jordan Thompson||No.101||+7||F Calgary Challenger|
|Alexei Popyrin||No.174||+6||Qualified for Stockholm ATP|
|Ellen Perez||No.214||+12||F Toowoomba ITF|
|Maverick Banes||No.240||+19||W Toowoomba ITF|
|Zoe Hives||No.268||+45||W Toowoomba ITF|