Daily Data Viz: American women to watch for at Wimbledon 2016
Madison Keys moved up to No. 10 in the world rankings with her victory in Birmingham last week. This marks the first time in 11 years that three American women are ranked in the Top 10. Keys joins top ranked Serena Williams and her sister Venus who’s ranked ninth. The last time the U.S. had three Top 10 players was September 2005 when Lindsay Davenport was joined by the Williams sisters. The last time an American woman made her debut in the world’s Top 10 was in April of 1999 when Serena Williams reached that mark for the first time.
Here’s a look at the rankings of American women from this time last year and this year:
Some other American women have made solid jumps in the rankings since this time last year, namely Sloane Stephens and CoCo Vandeweghe. Stephens has moved from No. 43 to No. 20 in the world and Vandeweghe has jumped from No. 48 to No. 29. 20-year-old Louisa Chirico has climbed from No. 121 to No. 74 but the largest jump of the American women in the top 100 goes to 31-year-old veteran Bethanie Mattek-Sands who was ranked 157th at this time last year and has climbed back up to 85th—a jump of 72 spots.
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