WTA Odds N’ Ends: Masterful Marion

– She joined a list of 29 players who have eclipsed the $10 million career prize money mark, as did Wimbledon quarterfinalist Petra Kvitova . Asians Victorious In Doubles Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai beat Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua in the Wimbledon doubles final for their first Grand Slam title. Among their noteworthy statistics: – They improved to 6-0 in WTA finals. – The final was Peng’s 200th professional doubles match win and Hsieh’s 300th. – Peng now has nine WTA doubles titles, and Hsieh has 11. – Hsieh became the first player from Chinese Taipei to win a Grand Slam title of any kind. – Peng became the fifth Chinese player to win a Grand Slam title of any kind: – Wimbledon winner Marion Bartoli climbed eight spots to match her career-high of No.7. – Wimbledon semifinalist Kirsten Flipkens ascended five spots to No.15 in making her Top 15 debut. – Laura Robson jumped 11 spots to No.27 in making her Top 30 debut. She is the highest-ranked Brit since Jo Durie was No.26 in April 1987. – Simona Halep went up two spots to No.30 in making her Top 30 debut. – Eighteen-year-old Madison Keys went up seven spots to No.45 in making her Top 50 debut and becoming the youngest player in the Top 50. That also made her one of six Americans in the Top 50, the most since November 2006. – Monica Puig soared 16 spots to No.49 in making her Top 50 debut.
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