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WTA rankings: Zheng Qinwen, Haddad Maia surging

China’s Zheng Qinwen will make her top-50 debut, while Brazil’s Beatriz Haddad Maia is the biggest riser in this week’s WTA rankings.

Qinwen Zheng China’s Qinwen Zheng celebrates winning her second round match against Romania’s Simona Halep (AI/Reuters/Panoramic)

China’s Zheng Qinwen continues to surge up the rankings. The 19-year-old was well outside of the WTA’s top-200 this time last year, but after several impressive results at the ITF and WTA level, she makes her top-50 debut on Monday, coming in at No 46.

China’s No 1

Zheng is one of four teenagers inside the top-50, along with Coco Gauff, Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez, and she is now China’s top-ranked woman.

Last week in Valencia, Spain, Zheng won the 125K title, defeating compatriot Wang Xiyu in the final.

Haddad Maia up to 32

On Sunday in Nottingham, Beatriz Haddad Maia made history for her country by becoming the first Brazilian woman to win a grass court title on the WTA Tour since Maria Bueno in 1968. She’ll rise 16 spots in the WTA rankings for her effort, taking her spot at No 32 in the world – a new career high.

The 26-year-old Sao Paolo native has had a solid season. She started the year at No 82 in the world.

New career-highs (5)

Haddad Maia and Zheng are the only two players hitting new career-high rankings inside the top-50, but there were three other women who hit a new career-high inside the top-100. Here’s a list of all the new career-highs inside the top-100 this week:

  • Beatriz Haddad Maia | + 16 | No 32
  • Zheng Qinwen | + 8 | No 46
  • Varvara Gracheva | + 1 | No 68
  • Lucia Bronzetti | +1 | No 71
  • Wang Xiyu | + 3 | No 100

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