Biggest movers: Inglis cracks top 200

Melbourne, VIC, 20 August 2019 | tennis.com.au

Maddison Inglis has set a career-high ranking this week, rising 10 places to No.196 and piercing the top 200 for the first time.

Another notable mover was Christopher O’Connell, who rose 93 places after winning an ATP Challenger in Italy to move to within one place of his career-best ranking of No.219.

READ MORE: Match-fit O’Connell rising again

The 21-year-old Inglis has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the past two years; she ended the 2017 season ranked No.771 and improved to 389th by the end of 2018.

She has since halved her ranking again thanks to ITF 25K titles in Saskatoon, Canada and Nonthaburi, Thailand this year, improving her 2019 win-loss record to 40-16 after winning her first-round qualifying match at the US Open.

ince Wimbledon has won nine of her 11 matches on North American hard courts, including a run to the quarterfinals of last week’s 100K tournament in Vancouver.

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Last week the West Australian reported that Inglis stepped away from tennis after “(losing) the love for the sport.”

“I’d recently won the Australian Open play-off and played the main draw and then put a lot of expectation on myself after that. It was a bit stressful and overwhelming and I needed a break to figure out why I was playing,” she revealed.

“I’m glad I did. Tennis is really tough at times, but I can’t really imagine not playing it and the good times are so rewarding.”

Australia’s biggest movers

Player Ranking Rise Countable activity
Priscilla Hon No.129 +8 QF Vancouver ITF 100K
Marc Polmans No.158 +8 QF Vancouver Challenger
Maddison Inglis No.196 +10 QF Vancouver ITF 100K
Thanasi Kokkinakis No.203 +9 QF Vancouver Challenger
Christopher O’Connell No.220 +91 W Cordenons Challenger
Arina Rodionova No.224 +12 R2 Vancouver ITF 100K
Gabriella Da Silva-Fick No.537 +29 R2 Chiswick ITF 25K (as a qualifier)