Elena Rybakina and Nao Hibino experienced a spike in the latest WTA Ranking. Rybakina broke through the Top 50 for the first time in her career after qualifying for the Jiangxi Open final. Fantastic ranking spike also obtained Hibino who won the Japan Open title in Hiroshima. Hibino rocketed 59 levels to 87th in the WTA ranking on September 16, 2019.
Elena Rybakina climbed 20 places to position 49th world after defeating Viktorija Golubic before losing in the final to Rebecca Peterson with a score of 2-6, 0-6. Success in the Nanchang champion also jumped Peterson’s position to 52 world position or up 26 levels. Nao Hibino became another tennis player who was blessed with an extraordinary rate increase. After winning the Japan Open, he moved up 59 levels to 87th place.
Hibino is still below Misaki Doi who she defeated in the final of the Japan Open which ranked 83. Doi also rose 24 levels from the previous position.
Karolina Pliskova, Zhengzhou Open champion after defeating Petra Amartic, 6-3, 6-2 remained in second place under Ashleigh Barty who was safe at the top. Pliskova also made sure to qualify for the WTA Final on 27 October to 3 November.
WTA Ranking Fluctuations As of September 16, 2019
Garbiñe Mururuza (+1, No.27 to No.26): The 25-year-old Spaniard ranked highest in position 26.
Dayana Yastremska (+2, No.30 to No.28): like As for Muguruza, Yastremska won the highest ranking despite not playing this week.
Ajla Tomljanovic (+4, No.46ke No.42)
Kristina Mladenovic (+5, No.49ke No.44)
Laura Siegemund (+5, No.84ke No.79)
Mihaela Buzarnescu (+24, No.125ke No. 101)The Romanian player recorded a rise of 24 levels close to the Top 100.