Melbourne, VIC, 1 October 2019 |

Lizette Cabrera’s victory on the weekend at the ITF 60K Pro Tour event in Darwin has pushed the Queenslander to her highest ranking in more than a year.

The former world No.134 rose 28 places following her triumph, and moves up to No.8 in the Australian rankings.

The player Cabrera defeated in the final, Abbie Myers, leaped 64 places after snapping a four-match losing streak in Darwin then going all the way to the title match.

Darwin semifinalist Ivana Popovic, 19, soared 138 places to crack the world’s top 500 this week.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis’ run to the Tiburon Challenger final boosted the South Australian’s ranking back towards the top 150, while Alex de Minaur’s third ATP title of the season in Zhuhai saw the youngster return to the top 25 and reclaim the mantle of Australia’s No.1 male player.

Teenager Rinky Hijikata’s first professional title at the ITF event in Fayetteville the week before last was reflected in this week’s rankings; he vaulted 186 places to No.751.

Australia’s biggest movers

Player Ranking Rise Countable activity
Alex de Minaur No.25 +6 W Zhuhai ATP
Zoe Hives No.142 +7 QF Darwin ITF
Lizette Cabrera No.156 +28 W Darwin ITF
Thanasi Kokkinakis No.161 +22 F Tiburon Challenger
Maddison Inglis No.181 +10 QF Darwin ITF
Olivia Rogowska No.254 +10 QF Darwin ITF
Maverick Banes No.316 +10 SF Cairns ITF^
Belinda Woolcock No.321 +16 R2 Darwin ITF
Abbie Myers No.330 +64 F Darwin ITF
Seone Mendez No.375 +36 F Santa Margherita Di Pula ITF^
Luke Saville No.386 +11 QFR* Chengdu ATP
Ivana Popovic No.499 +138 SF Darwin ITF
Rinky Hijikata No.751 +186 W Fayetteville ITF^

*QFR = qualifying final round

^added to rankings two weeks after