Biggest movers: Sharma makes top 100 debut
Australia now has five women ranked inside the top 100 in singles, with Astra Sharma making her debut this week.
A season of major breakthroughs continues for Astra Sharma, with the 23-year-old making her top 100 debut this week.
The West Australian, who reached her first WTA singles final in Bogota two weeks ago, rises two places to a career-high ranking of No.100.
Sharma is one of five Australian women now in the top 100 – led by Ash Barty (No.9), Ajla Tomljanovic (No.39), Daria Gavrilova (No.58) and Sam Stosur (No.77).
Kimberly Birrell also improves to a career-high ranking, rising eight spots to No.156 after reaching the quarterfinals at an ITF tournament in the US last week.
|Women’s singles – biggest movers|
|Astra Sharma||No.100||+2||Dothan ITF R1|
|Kimberly Birrell||No.156||+8||Dothan ITF QF|
|Ellen Perez||No.216||+8||Dothan ITF R2|
|Abbie Myers||No.267||+6||Dothan ITF R2|
|Jaimee Fourlis||No.280||+12||Santa Margherita Di Pula ITF QF|
|Kaylah McPhee||No.281||+12||Hong Kong ITF QF|
|Maddison Inglis||No.324||+27||Hong Kong ITF F|
Jessica Moore is at a career-high WTA doubles ranking of No.55 this week, while Sharma jumps 10 spots to a career-high No.126 after reaching an ITF final alongside Destanee Aiava. The result improves Aiava’s doubles ranking 78 places to a career-best No.255.
|Women’s doubles – biggest movers|
|Astra Sharma||No.126||+10||Dothan ITF F|
|Lizette Cabrera||No.185||+27||Dothan ITF SF|
|Destanee Aiava||No.255||+78||Dothan ITF F|
|Kaylah McPhee||No.384||+37||Hong Kong ITF F|
|Maddison Inglis||No.414||+54||Hong Kong ITF F|
|Kimberly Birrell||No.417||+73||Dothan ITF SF|
Qualifying for the ATP Masters 1000 event in Monte Carlo sees Alexei Popyrin improve six spots in the lastest ATP singles rankings. The 19-year-old is now ranked a career-high No.114.
James Duckworth returned to the world’s top 150 after reaching the quarterfinals at an ATP Challenger event in China, rising nine places to No.149.
|Men’s singles – biggest movers|
|Alexei Popyrin||No.114||+6||Qualified for Monte Carlo|
|James Duckworth||No.149||+9||Anning Challenger QF|
|Aleksander Vukic||No.357||+10||Sarasota Challenger 3R|
Winning an ATP Challenger doubles title in Anning – their fourth title together this season – propels Luke Saville and Max Purcell into the world’s top 100 for the first time. The 25-year-old Saville rises 16 spots to No.89, with Purcell jumping 10 spots to No.93. Purcell is now the highest-ranked man aged 21 or under in the ATP doubles top 100 rankings.
|Men’s doubles – biggest movers|
|Luke Saville||No.89||+16||Won Anning Challenger|
|Max Purcell||No.93||+10||Won Anning Challenger|