Biggest movers: McPhee nears top 200, Barty back to No.1
Kaylah McPhee continues her stunning rise in the rankings, one of several Aussies making big improvements this week. Ash Barty reclaims her spot at the top of the WTA list.
Kaylah McPhee was one of several Australians this week making significant moves in the WTA and ATP rankings.
The 21-year-old Queenslander jumped 35 places to a career-high mark of No.209 after progressing to the final of the ITF 60K tournament in Jinan, China.
Now on the cusp of the top 200, McPhee has enjoyed an incredible season, beginning 2019 ranked 350th before going on to reach two finals, two semifinals and three quarterfinals.
In other notable moves, Alexei Popyrin surged back inside the top 100 after reaching the third round of the US Open, James Duckworth closed in on that bracket after winning an ATP Challenger title in China, Thanasi Kokkinakis rebounded 26 places after reaching the second round in Flushing Meadows and Harry Bouchier and Seone Mendez were rewarded for their ongoing success on the ITF circuit.
Ash Barty, meanwhile, returned to world No.1 — overtaking Naomi Osaka — after advancing to the fourth round of the US Open for the second straight year.
|Ash Barty||No.1||+1||4R US Open|
|Nick Kyrgios||No.27||+3||3R US Open|
|Alex de Minaur||No.31||+7||4R US Open|
|Astra Sharma||No.89||+5||QF New Haven 125K|
|Alexei Popyrin||No.91||+14||R3 US open|
|James Duckworth||No.115||+16||W Baotou Challenger|
|Priscilla Hon||No.123||+7||R1 US Open (as a lucky loser)|
|Thanasi Kokkinakis||No.177||+26||R2 US Open|
|Lizette Cabrera||No.181||+8||QFR* US Open|
|Kaylah McPhee||No.209||+35||F Jinan 60K ITF|
|Harry Bourchier||No.322||+34||QF Baotou Challenger|
|Seone Mendez||No.428||+30||W Tabarka 15K ITF|
*QFR = qualifying final round