Weeks go by and look the same for Serena Williams who monopolizes the top spot in the WAT ranking. The American impressed everybody at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore. She even had time to challenge Andy Murray and to meet a lovely python. And finally, the ATP counts a new member, Djokovic Junior.
1- Serena Williams (/).
And five for Serena Williams! By crushing the Romanian Simona Halep (6-3, 6-0) in Singapore, the American won the fifth BNP Paribas WTA Finals of her career, the third consecutive. Great competitor, the eldest of the Williams sister also challenged Andy Murray.
The world number one therefore didn't hesitate to touch... a python. With her fingertips, but still.
After sitting on top of the WTA for 212 weeks, Williams logically ends her season at the highest step of our ranking.
2- Novak Djokovic (+1).
Novak Djokovic is a dad! Jelena, his wife, gave birth to a little Stefan on the 22nd of October.
Despite the good news, the Serb has already gone back to training.
In line of sight, the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris.
3- Victoria Azarenka (+4).
Away from the courts for a number of weeks, Victoria Azarenka keeps busy as she can. After attending a few matches of the Paris-Levallois Basket and Paris Saint Germain football club, the Belarusian went to see a match of the Los Angeles Clippers. She also made a small detour through the club store.
Azarenka also had a little mishap while driving this week. Stuck in traffic, she took the wrong exit. A classic.
Victoria has also been generous by offering a couple of tickets for a Taylor Swift concert to one of her Twitter follower.
4- Ana Ivanovic (-2).
Despite her victories against Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep, Ana Ivanovic couldn't pass the first round of the BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore. Not enough to make the beautiful Serbian lose her smile.
Earlier this week, Ivanovic also paid tribute to the fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who died at age 82.
5- Tommy Robredo (NE).
Tommy Robredo, harder, better, faster, stronger. At the Valencia tournament, where he only lost in final against Andy Murray, the Spaniard won another competition, the one that consists of sending the ball as far as possible. With a shot at 72 meters, Robredo outperformed Feliciano Lopez and John Isner and won a check of 1500 euros for his foundation.
And in tennis, by defeating Jeremy Chardy in the semi-finals in Valencia, Robredo won the 500th victory of his career on the ATP tour.
His final against Murray will remain epic in many ways. First for its duration: more than 3 hours. Second for its scenario, the Scot saved five match points. And finally, for his humorous reaction at the end of the match when, exhausted, he showed the fingers to his happy opponent.A man who deserved to enter our rankings.
6- David Ferrer (NE).
If Robredo won his 500th match on the ATP Tour in Valencia, David Ferrer did even better. By getting rid of Thomaz Bellucci, the Spaniard became the fourth active player to pass the 600 victories. He joined Roger Federer (986), Rafael Nadal (706) and Lleyton Hewitt (611).
After being eliminated by Andy Murray in the semi-final, Ferrer has tried the job of linesman. The gestures are there, the conviction is still a work in progress. The beginning of a new life?
7- Caroline Wozniacki (+3).
Caroline Wozniacki has fought an epic battle against Serena Williams in the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore. Despite her defeat (2-6, 6-3, 7-6), the Dane was proud of her tournament.
This week, Wozniacki also had the chance to meet Mariah Carey after her concert. A great moment for the Danish groupie.
8- Roger Federer (-4).
For the sixth time in his career, Federer won the Basel Open. In front of his fans, the Swiss defeated the Belgian David Goffin (6-2, 6-2). But the main goal of his season remains the final of the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas. King Roger was also caricatured in a session with a psychiatrist with his ailing compatriot, Stan Wawrinka.
9- David Goffin (NE).
David Goffin makes a remarkable and noteworthy entry in our rankings. Despite his defeat in the final against Federer, the Belgian is fitter than ever. He only lost 3 of his last 44 matches. This year he has gone from the 111th to the 22nd place in the world. This rise also allows him to be nominated by the ATP for the comeback of the year, along with the Italian Simone Bolelli (from 304th to 75th), the Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas (222nd to 33rd) and Gilles Muller from Luxembourg (366th to 51st).
10- Petra Kvitova (-4).
Failing to win the BNP Paribas WTA Finals, Petra Kvitova has won the WTA Diamond Aces award for her commitment to the promotion of women's tennis.
The Czech, current World No. 3, took advantage of a training session to make fun of her mental coach.
11- Andy Murray (-2).
Andy Murray is in great shape. After winning the Vienna tournament last week, the Scot confirmed with another victory in Valencia, defeating successively the Spanish David Ferrer (6-4, 7-5) and Tommy Robredo (3-6, 7-6, 7-6) in the semi-final and final. To reach this point, Murray used throughout the week his strongest asset, his defence, like this winner passing against Ferrer.
12- Eugenie Bouchard (-4).
Eugenie Bouchard needed to relax. Eliminated quickly of the BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore with three losses in two straight sets, the Canadian spent a day at the Spa.
Bouchard also slightly anticipated Halloween, as evidenced by this picture on which the beautiful Canadian looks pretty scary.
13- Milos Raonic (NE).
Milos Raonic is in Paris! Since his last visit in June, the Canadian is obviously still in love with the French capital.
Away from home, Raonic also had a thought for the City of Ottawa, where there's been a deadly shooting this week.
14- Maria Sharapova (-9).
Maria Sharapova missed out on her BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore. Winner of only one of her three matches, the Russian finished her season on a sour note. Not sure that meeting the former American tennis player Billie Jean King was enough to make her smile.
This little week almost saw Maria Sharapova ejected from our ranking. The Russian is clearly in danger for next week.
15- Julien Benneteau (NE).
Julien Benneteau makes a comeback in our ranking with a rant against... the arbitration of French football. Bennet' has clearly not appreciated Tony Chapron's decision during the League 1 match between PSG and Bordeaux on Saturday.
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