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Ranking movers: Tomljanovic returns to world’s top 50

Australian Ajla Tomljanovic’s ranking is on the rise after her impressive performance, which included two top-20 wins, at Cincinnati last week.

Australia, 22 August 2022 | Leigh Rogers

Women’s singles

Ajla Tomljanovic is back inside the world’s top 50 in the latest WTA Tour women’s singles rankings. The 29-year-old rises 15 spots to world No.48 after reaching her first WTA 1000 quarterfinal at Cincinnati last week.

Kimberly Birrell is the biggest mover of the week, improving 17 places to world No.327. The 24-year-old defeated former Roland Garros finalist Sara Errani at an ITF tournament in New York last week.

AUSSIE TOP 10

Player
Rank
Move

Ajla Tomljanovic
No.48
+15

Daria Saville
No.73
-1

Maddison Inglis
No.135
+5

Jaimee Fourlis
No.152
-2

Olivia Gadecki
No.164
-1

Priscilla Hon
No.168
+6

Astra Sharma
No.191
+1

Arina Rodionova
No.227
+3

Lizette Cabrera
No.229
+3

Seone Mendez
No.262
-1

Men’s singles

Nick Kyrgios continues to climb the ATP Tour men’s singles rankings. The 27-year-old improves two places this week to world No.26.

Adam Walton takes biggest mover honours after rising 27 spots to world No.619. The 23-year-old was a finalist at an ITF Futures tournament in Cancun.

AUSSIE TOP 10

Player
Rank
Move

Alex de Minaur
No.20
0

Nick Kyrgios
No.26
+2

Thanasi Kokkinakis
No.70
+5

Alexei Popyrin
No.82
-6

James Duckworth
No.84
-2

Jordan Thompson
No.103
+3

John Millman
No.104
-3

Jason Kubler
No.116
+2

Chris O’Connell
No.121
+1

Aleksandar Vukic
No.134
-3

Women’s doubles

Ellen Perez makes her top 30 debut in the latest WTA doubles rankings. The 26-year-old jumps up eight positions to world No.28 after reaching the Cincinnati final.

Lizette Cabrera rises 24 spots to world No.158 after advancing to the semifinals at a WTA 125 tournament in Vancouver last week with Priscilla Hon. Hon is the biggest mover of the week, improving 88 places to world No.341.

AUSSIE TOP 10

Player
Rank
Move

Sam Stosur
No.18
-9

Storm Sanders
No.19
0

Ellen Perez
No.28
+8

Astra Sharma
No.110
+6

Ajla Tomljanovic
No.119
+4

Arina Rodionova
No.123
+3

Olivia Tjandramulia
No.140
-11

Lizette Cabrera
No.158
+24

Alana Parnaby
No.254
-2

Jaimee Fourlis
No.287
+4

Men’s doubles

Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis have both set new career-highs in the latest ATP Tour doubles rankings.

Kyrgios is up two spots to world No.18, while Kokkinakis rises three places to world No.23 after their second-round appearance in Cincinnati.

Jason Taylor is the week’s biggest mover, skyrocketing up 102 places following a title-winning run at an ITF tournament in Padova with fellow Aussie Brandon Walkin. This saw Walkin improve his ranking by 40 spots to world No.299.

John-Patrick Smith is also on the rise, improving seven places to world No.93 after progressing to an ATP Challenger final in Vancouver.

AUSSIE TOP 10

Player
Rank
Move

John Peers
No.10
-1

Nick Kyrgios
No.18
+2

Thanasi Kokkinakis
No.23
+3

Matthew Ebden
No.36
0

Max Purcell
No.37
0

Luke Saville
No.92
0

John-Patrick Smith
No.93
+7

Dane Sweeny
No.181
+2

Alex de Minaur
No.188
-32

Andrew Harris
No.190
+1

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