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SVITOLINA CLIMBS LEADERBOARD

Elina Svitolina put herself back in the discussion for a spot at the BNP Paribas Finals Singapore presented by SC Global with a triumph in Baku.

Elina Svitolina's July rise up the Road To Singapore leaderboard continued after defending her title at the Baku Cup on Sunday.

The 19-year-old Ukrainian started the month in 44th place and well out of contention for one of the eight spots available at October's BNP Paribas Finals Singapore presented by SC Global. She ascended to No.38 after a quarterfinal outing at Istanbul. Then after becoming the first teenager since Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in 2011 to capture multiple WTA titles, she jumped 13 spots to No.25 and back into contention.

Svitolina is one of a plethora of WTA Rising Stars who have made noise on the leaderboard this season. Here are each of them that are in the Top 50 along with their age:

No.2 Simona Halep: 22 years old
No.4 Eugenie Bouchard: 20 years old
No.19 Garbiñe Muguruza: 20 years old
No.22 Madison Keys: 19 years old
No.25 Svitolina: 19 years old
No.26 Sloane Stephens: 21 years old
No.28 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova: 23 years old
No.33 Caroline Garcia: 20 years old
No.36 Camila Giorgi: 22 years old
No.38 Lauren Davis: 20 years old
No.41 Heather Watson: 22 years old
No.43 Kurumi Nara: 22 years old
No.47 Zarina Diyas: 20 years old
No.49 Irina-Camelia Begu: 23 years old

The Top 8 currently consists of No.1 Maria Sharapova, No.2 Simona Halep, No.3 Li Na, No.4 Eugenie Bouchard, No.5 Petra Kvitova, No.6 Serena Williams, No.7 Agnieszka Radwanska and No.8 Ana Ivanovic.

Williams, Radwanska and Ivanovic are all in action this week in Stanford, as are several other players just outside the Top 8.

Click here for the full Road To Singapore singles leaderboard and here for the doubles leaderboard.




 

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