Monday, March 2, 2015

New USA Career-High Rankings, March 2, 2015

Each week I will bring you a list of USAmerican players who have reached a new career-high ranking (CHR). This list covers all players in the Top 1000. Any player outside the Top 1000 will not be included unless they actually have earned at least one point from their previous career-high ranking. See all the CHR posts.

New WTA Career-High Rankings, March 2, 2015

Player name
New CHR
Last wk
*= previous   CHR
+  from last week
Pvs CHR
If prior to last wk
Date achieved
If prior to last wk
Madison Keys
18
19*
+1


Nicole Gibbs
84
86*
+2

2/16/2015
Grace Min
97
98*
+1


Louisa Chirico
145
149
+4
148
2/16/2015
Caitlin Whoriskey
282
291
+9
290
2/9/2015
Lauren Embree
324
338
+14
335
2/9/2015
Alexandra Morozova
598
828
+230
824
2/2/2015
Nicole Frenkel
649
650*
+1

2/16/2015
Alexandra Riley
691
775
+84
725
12/15/2014
Usue Arconada
709
715*
+6


Kelly Chen
716
817
+101
814
1/12/2015
Jessica Failla
839
1117
+278
1100
2/2/2015
Jessica Ho
892
1064
+172
1050
2/2/2015
Caroline Dolehide
985
1013*
+28


Malika Rose
1183
1212
+29
1203
2/2/2015



















Louisa Chirico advancing to her first WTA main draw, in Acapulco, was the highlight of the week in terms of the Top 200. She continues to have uneven results - she had a fantastic 67 61 60 win over Ula Radwanska in qualies, then a disheartening 16 63 75 loss to lucky loser Mariana Duque-Marino in her main draw debut  - but that's not unexpected for a teenager. She's now the 7th-ranked teenager in the WTA.

All the other highs took place due to:

Surprise $25K: Caitlin Whoriskey, Lauren Embree, and Jessica Failla all reached the quarterfinals, while Kelly Chen and Jessica Ho got to the 2nd Round. Caroline Dolehide got 1 point due to her main draw appearance (via wild card).

Cuernavaca $25K: Ginormous jump for newly 20-year-old Alexandra "Sasha" Morozova, who qualified for and then reached the semifinal of this Mexican event. The 19 points she earned for her efforts are by far the largest haul of her career (previous best was 6 for a 2nd round appearance last October in Rock Hill, S.C.). Another Alexandra - "Xan" Riley - also qualified and beat fellow qualifier Malika Rose in the first round. Of interest to some, Riley was featured in this Philadelphia news segment about her and her dad:


Lastly, Usue Arconada qualified for Cuernavaca. In all, 6 of the 8 qualifiers at that tournament were American.

New ATP Career-High Rankings, March 2, 2015


Player name
New CHR
Last wk
*= pvs CHR
+  from last wk
Pvs CHR
If prior to last wk
Date achieved
If prior to last wk
Bjorn Fratangelo
170
172*
+2

2/16/2015
Jared Donaldson
173
174*
+1

2/16/2015
Connor Smith
287
289*
+2


Mitchell Krueger
288
292*
+4


Jean-Yves Aubone
471
478
+7
475
7/9/2009
Peter Kobelt
526
534*
+8


Alexander Sarkissian
542
546*
+4


Tommy Paul
772
790*
+18


Michael Grant
987
991*
+4


Andre Dome
991
1020
+29
998
2/16/2015
Dennis Uspensky
1490
1643
+153
1519
10/14/2013
















Not included: Reilly Opelka (1104)

Like Keys and Gibbs above, the four guys at the top, plus Alexander Sarkissian and Michael Grant, all improved due to others' falling. But that's not to take anything away from them. Rankings aren't the be-all and end-all of a player's career (they certainly don't reflect "true ability" whatever that means) but they do have tangible effects on careers in terms of where and who you play next. Every spot can make a difference. Plus, this blog is all about celebrating accomplishment, even if it's incremental.

Here are the results, all from the week of Feb. 16, that lifted the others:

USA F8 (Plantation): 17-year-old Tommy Paul reached the quarters here, upsetting Yannick Maden (who had defeated him the previous week) in the process. 18-year-old Dennis Uspensky made it to the 2nd Round, as did Jean-Yves Aubone.

Aubone's point was particularly sweet because it gave him his first new CHR since he was in college, and also because he's in the beginning stages of returning from injury and learning how to move differently on court. He has a couple of great write-ups for Tennis Atlantic - definitely check out both January and February.

Sri Lanka F3: Andre Dome (another one who'd had years pass between career highs) qualified and won his first round match.

Turkey F7: Peter Kobelt won a match before falling to former Top 75 player Cedrik-Marcel Stebe, who is on the comeback trail from injury.

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  1. Good carreer the tabulasr information about the ATP Career-High Rankings table thanking g u Regards of sarkari naukri

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