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WTA rankings – indoor queen Kontaveit cracks career high

Anett Kontaveit’s latest indoor title has taken her to a new perch in the WTA rankings. See who else is on the rise this week.

Anett Kontaveit 2021 WTA Finals Guadalajara Tennis – WTA Tour Finals – Panamerican Tennis Center, Guadalajara, Mexico – November 16, 2021 Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit celebrates winning her semi final match against Greece’s Maria Sakkari || 212858_0131

Anett Kontaveit continued her inspiring indoor run this week in St. Petersburg, claiming her 20th consecutive victory under a roof. For her efforts, Estonia’s finest cracks a new career-high ranking at No 6 in the WTA rankings. Read on for more about Kontaveit and others who rose up the WTA rankings this week.

Kontaveit an indoor mogul

Titles at Ostrava, Moscow, Cluj-Napoca and now St. Petersburg have helped Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit surge up the rankings over the last seven months. She was 30th in the world when she took the court in Ostrava last September – 20 indoor victories later, Kontaveit begins the week of February 14 at a career-high ranking of No 6.

Kontaveit is just the sixth WTA player since 1989 to have managed 20 or more indoor wins in succession. She jumps three spots in this week’s rankings.

Raducanu closing in on the top-10

You know you are living the charmed life when you don’t even have to play a match to make a career-high ranking. That’s the case this week for British breakout star Emma Raducanu, who picks up one spot to hit a career-high No 12 this week.

Pegula rises to 14

Same story for American Jessica Pegula. The 27-year-old didn’t play last week but the 2022 Australian Open quarter-finalist still managed to jump up two spots to make her top-15 debut at No 14.

Poland’s Linette the biggest drop in the top-100

30-year-old Magda Linette dropped 26 spots from 45 to 71 due to the fact that her title points from 2021 Hua Hin dropped off as she lost in the first-round at St. Petersburg last week.

Russia’s Daria Kasatkina had the biggest drop inside the top-50; the talented former world No 10 falling from 21 to 28.

Juvan the biggest riser

Slovenia’s Kaja Juvan, who reached the round of 16 at St. Petersburg from qualifying (lost to Bencic) is the biggest climber inside the top-100, moving from 102 to 92. The 21-year-old is six spots shy of her career-high.

Inside the top-50 the biggest risers were Jelena Ostapenko and Elise Mertens. Ostapenko, a former world No 5 who reached the semi-final at St. Petersburg, climbs from 25 to 21. Mertens, a former world No 12, reached the last eight at St. Petersburg – she climbs from 26 to 22.

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