Kontaveit, Li reach career highs
This week’s Prime 10 within the WTA singles rankings stay unchanged, whereas a few title-runs, on the VTB Kremlin Cup in Moscow and the Tenerife Girls Open in Spain, paved the way in which for brand new career-high marks.
Anett Kontaveit received her third singles title of the 2021 season, and fourth of her profession, in Moscow on the remaining WTA 500 match of the season. The 25-year-old Estonian continues her scorching streak. She has now received 21 of her previous 23 matches, a stretch that features title-runs at Cleveland in late August and at Ostrava in late September.
Earlier than successful the title in Cleveland, Kontaveit was ranked No.30, and this week she equals her career-high rating of No.14, a mark she first achieved on April 1, 2019.
Kontaveit was in want of a title to maintain her hopes alive for qualifying for the WTA Finals, the season-ending championship that showcases the Prime 8 gamers within the World based mostly on the Porsche Race to the WTA Finals Leaderboard. She now should win a title this week in Cluj-Napoca to be able to slide into the eighth and remaining qualifying place.
First title lifts Li
American Ann Li captured her first profession singles title final week in Tenerife, a WTA 250-level match. After successful her opening match in three units in opposition to wildcard Nuria Parrizas Diaz, Li didn’t drop a set the rest of the match.
Enjoying in her fifteenth main-draw occasion of her profession, Li makes her Prime 50 debut this week, checking in at a career-high of No.48. Of the ten Individuals ranked on this week’s Prime 50, at 21 years previous she is the second youngest, behind solely 17-year-old Coco Gauff, who sits at No.24.
The doubles No.1 shuffle continues
This week Hsieh Su-Wei regains the WTA doubles No.1 rating, the forty first week she has held this place. Hsieh most lately held the highest spot the week Sept. 13, 2021. Since then, the No.1 rating has moved from Hsieh to Elise Mertens, to Barbora Krejcikova, then again to Mertens earlier than returning to Hsieh this week. The year-end doubles No.1 rating can be on the road on the WTA Finals.
Different notable actions
- Moscow finalist Ekaterina Alexandrova climbed 4 spots, shifting from No.37 to No.33.
- Colombia’s Camila Osorio, a finalist in Tenerife, strikes up 10 spots from No.63 to a career-high No.53
- A quarterfinalist in Tenerife, Zheng Saisai strikes up 9 spots on this week’s rankings, from No.86 to No.77.