Unlike in men's tennis where we have only a few players born in 2000 in the Top 500 of the ATP rankings list, girls born in 2000 or later are making big steps towards the very top of the game, with 23 being ranked in the Top 500 and seven in the Top 200. The Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska is the leader of the pack, becoming the first player at this age group who cracked the Top 100 after winning the $60,000+H title in Rome and reaching the semi-final fo the $100,000 event in Budapest a week later.
The 17-year-old Olga Danilovic has made a huge jump in the rankings after winning the maiden WTA crown in Moscow, as the first player born in 2000 or later who achieved that! Olga was a lucky loser and she used the opportunity perfectly, defeating the Wimbledon semi-finalist Julia Goerges for her first Top 10 win and ousting the fellow 17-year-old Anastasia Potapova in the final for her career-best result so far.
Marta Kostyuk is the best-ranked player born in 2002 despite skipping all the action in July after falling in the third round of Wimbledon qualifications. Moscow finalist Anastasia Potapova has moved to 4th after a great result at home WTA tournament, standing just 20 points behind Marta.
The first American on this list is Claire Liu who won a match in Wimbledon and Bucharest, both times as a qualifier, and she took a few weeks off to recover before receiving a wild card for this week's Premier event in San Jose.
Another junior ranked in the Top 200 is the Canadian Bianca Andreescu who has reached the semi-final of the last week's ITF tournament in Granby before withdrawing due to a back injury, unable to use her wild card this week in Washington.
The third-best player born in 2001 and the last junior in the Top 200 is Amanda Anisimova and we are eager to see her back on the court after that nasty injury in Miami that has been keeping her out from the action for the last four months.
Players born in 2000 or later in the Top 500 of the WTA rankings list:
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