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ITF Rankings post Australian Open
Winning the final over Katerian Siniakova (CZE) gave Ana Konjuh (CRO) a sufficient number of points to move her ahead of her Czech rival to the top spot. Anotnia Lottner (GER) is at #3, followed by Anna Danilina (KAZ). Players now at #5 through #7 all lost places. They are Belinda Bencic (SUI) at #5, Taylor Townsend (USA) at #6 and Ching-Wen Hsu (TPE) at #7. Francoise Abanda (CAN) stayed at #8. Both Carol Zhao (CAN) at #9 and Elise Mertens (BEL) at #10 gained one spot. Other noteworthy advances include Anett Kontaveit (EST) up six to #12 and Elizaveta Kulichkova (RUS) up 17 to #14.
Konjuh, Bencic and Abanda have a 1997 birth year while Danilina, Zhao and Mertens are in their last year of junior tennis, having been born in 1995.
There was no movement among the top four boys who are in this order Nick Kyrgios (AUS), Nikola Milojevic (SRB), Gianluigi Quinzi (ITA) and Laslo Djere (SRB). Filippo Baldi (ITA) moved from #8 to #5, followed by Borna Coric (CRO) at #6 who cracked the Top Ten. Elias Ymer (SWE) lost two place, Wayne Montgomery (RSA) one and Frederico Ferreira Silva (POR) three. Christian Garin (ITA) stayed in place at #10. A number of Australians used home field advantage for significant moves. Matej Maruscak (#24) up 28 spots, Jay Andrijic (#31) up 23, Bradley Mousley (#47) up 15 and Omar Jasika (#48) up 13. Thanase Kokkinakis, the beaten finalist appears at #85 having had no previous ranking. In contrast to the girls\' side Korean Seong Chan Hong is the first player born in 1997 at #20 with only two others of the same birth year in the Top Fifty.