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Latest WTA Rankings 15 April 2019 - Teenage star Amanda Anisimova on the verge of top 50 after winning maiden WTA title in Bogota

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  • Anisimova close to top 50 debut after winning first WTA title in Bogota
  • Hercog ends seven-year wait to win third WTA title in Lugano
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Amanda Anisimova is edging closer to a top 50 debut after winning her maiden WTA title on the clay of Bogota on Sunday.

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Already the youngest player in the top 100 at just 17 years of age, Anisimova landed a milestone moment at the Claro Open Colsanitas in Bogota, ending the surprise run of Astra Sharma in the final as she came back from a set and a break down to emerge triumphant by a 4-6 6-4 6-1 scoreline in one hour and 43 minutes.

Anisimova, who made her first tour-level final in Hiroshima last year, is the youngest American to win a WTA title since Serena Williams prevailed at Indian Wells in 1999.

The American had never won a WTA match on clay before arriving in Bogota, but now she’s claimed her first tour-level title on the surface and propelled herself to the brink of the top 50, rising 22 spots to a career-high No. 54.

While Sharma fell just short of completing a dream week, the Australian will take immense confidence from reaching her first WTA final in Bogota. The 23-year-old had never been past the second round of a tour-level event prior to touching down in the Columbian city, but Sharma is now on the verge of a top 100 debut, vaulting 36 places to No. 102. The former Vanderbilt college star also won the doubles title in Bogota with compatriot Zoe Hives.



Elsewhere, Polona Hercog ended a seven-year wait between drinks as she won her first WTA title since 2012 a the Samsung Open in Lugano earlier on Sunday.

Hercog captured back-to-back titles in Bastad in 2011 and 2012 but didn’t manage to lift any silverware again until Lugano, where she overcame 17-year-old rising star Iga Swiatek 6-3 3-6 6-3 in two hours and 16 minutes.

The Slovenian had only won one WTA main draw match this season before arriving in Lugano, but she’s back on her way up the rankings, rising 25 spots to No. 64, while Swiatek - who was competing in just there third WTA main draw - makes her top 100 debut, becoming the second youngest player in that bracket after Anisimova, moving up 27 places to No. 88.

Latest WTA Rankings, Monday April 8


1. Naomi Osaka
2. Simona Halep
3. Petra Kvitova 
4. Karolina Pliskova
5. Angelique Kerber
6. Elina Svitolina
7. Kiki Bertens
8. Sloane Stephens 
9. Ashleigh Barty
10. Aryna Sabalenka
11. Serena Williams 
12. Caroline Wozniacki
13. Anastasija Sevastova
14. Madison Keys
15. Anett Kontaveit
16. Qiang Wang 
17. Elise Mertens
18. Julia Goerges
19. Garbine Muguruza
20. Belinda Bencic


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Latest WTA Rankings 15 April 2019 - Teenage star Amanda Anisimova on the verge of top 50 after winning maiden WTA title in Bogota

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