Emma Raducanu and Anett Kontaveit end ‘happy weekend’ leading career-highs in latest WTA rankings update
Despite not playing since the Australian Open last month, Emma Raducanu continues to rise up the WTA rankings, while Anett Kontaveit’s success in St Petersburg sees her edge higher too.
After climbing from 18th to 13th following the Aussie Slam, US Open champion Raducanu has now risen one spot to another new career-high ranking of 12th.
Off court, the teenage sensation shared a workout moment with her fans on social media.
“Finishing the week strong,” she said along with a a video of her performing hip thrusts.
finishing the week strong w some good facials🙈& a nice round number😈🐛. happy weekend. pic.twitter.com/42eIZvEbWQ
— Emma Raducanu (@EmmaRaducanu) February 12, 2022
Raducanu now sits between Australian Open finalist Danielle Collins in 11th and 2021 Roland Garros finalist Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in 13th.
Inside the top 10, in-form pro Kontaveit is up three places from ninth to sixth after sealing her sixth career title at the WTA 500 St Petersburg Ladies’ Trophy in Russia this past week, placing her one spot above her previous career best of seventh.
In fact, she defeated world number seven Maria Sakkari in the Russian final to lift the trophy, pushing the Greek down to eighth in the rankings in the process.
Jessica Pegula also rises two spots from what was already a career-high of 16th up to 14th.
Nine more players achieved new career-highs, those being Tamara Zidansek (26th), Tereza Martincova (40th), Jasmine Paolini (46th), Camila Osorio (47th), Nuria Parrizas Diaz (48th), Marta Kostyuk (49th), Elena-Gabriela Ruse (58th), Qinwen Zheng (79th) and Panna Udvardy (84th).
Osorio, Kostyuk and Zheng are all under 21, with Kostyuk and Zheng still teenagers at just 19 years old.
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