Simona Halep bounces back from long injury lay-off for ninth straight Top 20 finish
After missing three of the most crucial months of the season with a calf injury and watching her ranking drop from No. 2 to No. 22, the former No. 1 bounced back.
The Russian beat Pablo Carreno Busta at the Davis Cup Finals on Sunday for his 60th tour-level win of the year.
The No. 5-ranked Russian is the seventh player, male or female, to record 50 tour-level wins this year.
At Wimbledon she was the No. 10-ranked Brit on the WTA rankings, and now she’s just the fifth British woman ever to reach the Top 20 on the WTA rankings.
He passes Janko Tipsarevic for most Davis Cup singles wins for a Serbian player since the Serbian team started competing at the event in 1995.
The Polish trailblazer was a No. 54-ranked longshot when she won Roland Garros last year, but this year she was the only woman to reach the second week at all four majors.
Serbia, led by the 20-time Grand Slam champion, will play its first group tie on Friday against home team Austria.