Melbourne, VIC, 29 January 2019 |

Breakthrough performances at Australian Open 2019 by several home-grown talents have seen them rewarded with big jumps in the latest ATP and WTA rankings.

Alexei Popyrin, Alex Bolt and Kimberly Birrell all achieved career-high rankings after advancing to the third round at Melbourne Park, while Astra Sharma and Zoe Hives enjoyed significant moves after winning their first-round matches.

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Sharma and Thanasi Kokkinakis had their rankings boosted by qualifying for the main draw.

In the second week of the Australian Open, several Aussies headed down to Tasmania for the Burnie tournament, a Challenger event on the men’s circuit and an ITF $60,000 tournament for the women.

Belinda Woolcock won the event as a qualifier, as a result halving her ranking and cracking the top 400.

Maverick Banes reached the men’s final while Harry Bourchier advanced to the quarters, helping them move up the ATP list.

Player Ranking Move Activity
Jordan Thompson No.61 +11 R2 Australian Open
Alexei Popyrin No.124 +25 R3 Australian Open
Alex Bolt No.129 +26 R3 Australian Open
Thanasi Kokkinakis No.134 +10 Qualified for Australian Open
Kimberly Birrell No.157 +83 R3 Australian Open
Astra Sharma No.160 +72 R2 Australian Open (qualifier)
Zoe Hives No.178 +47 R2 Australian Open
Maverick Banes No.265 +37 F Burnie Challenger
Naiktha Bains No.289 +24 QFR Australian Open
Kaylah McPhee No.309 +21 QR2 Australian Open
Isabelle Wallace No.346 +28 QR2 Australian Open
Belinda Woolcock No.378 +396 W Burnie $60,000
Harry Bourchier No.397 +38 QF Burnie Challenger

QFR = qualifying final round