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Tennis: A big leap forward for Lila Fernandez

Quebec’s Laila Fernandez moved closer to the top 30 in women’s tennis, moving up five notches in the latest ranking update made by the WTA Tour on Monday.

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Despite being defeated in the second round of the Dubai Championships by World No. 1 Polish Iga Switek, the Peel County player is now 32 years old.H.

Thus, he should start the event in Indian Wells, California, in good spirits next week.

Behind Swiatek, Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, American Jessica Pegula, Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur, and France’s Caroline Garcia complete the top five rankings. Bianca Andreescu (35)H) and Rebecca Marino (74H) are the other Maple Leaf athletes in the top 100 on the planet, while Eugenie Bouchard is at 318H place.

Historic achievement

On the men’s side, Felix Auger-Aliassime holds his ninth ATP ranking, but we must remember above all that Serbian Novak Djokovic is still in charge, who starts with 378 points.H Summit week.

At the same time, he surpassed Steffi Graf’s mark for total weeks spent in a career lead, for both men and women.

In the ATP, he has already beaten Roger Federer (310).

“Obviously, thanks to the love and strength you have given me over the years, I have been able to accomplish many feats,” Djokovic said in a video to his supporters, as reported by the ATP website. […] It is one that was created by one of the most legendary players to ever develop in tennis, Steffi Graf. I am grateful, happy and very proud of this achievement.”

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Behind the “Joker”, the Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas and the Norwegian Casper Rudd come in the current ranking. Moreover, the American Taylor Fritz has two ranks and is now the fifth.

Ontarian Denis Shapovalov lost three places as he finished 30th.