Tennis Barometer

Tennis Barometer

Who's Hot

  • Elena Baltacha (53)

    The British number one upset French Open champion Francesca Schiavone in straight sets to reach the quarter-finals in Istanbul - and she moves ever closer to a top-50 ranking as a result.

  • Sarah Borwell (66)

    Borwell teamed up with American Raquel Kops-Jones to reach the semi-finals in Stanford, beating top seeds Lisa Raymond and Rennae Stubbs in the first round. The duo retired Lindsay Davenport and Leisel Huber - no shame in that.

  • Anna Smith (153)

    Smith picked up her fourth doubles title of the year, teaming up with France's Anais Laurendon in Vigo, Spain. Seeded top, the duo overcame the third and second seeds on their way to the victory.

  • Tara Moore (540)

    After being asked to leave the National Tennis Centre's training programme due to indiscipline, Tara Moore has put together a decent run of results, the latest of which is a win in Chiswick - where she was the eighth seed.

Who's Not

  • Andy Murray (4)

    For most people, a run to the final of an ATP tournament would earn them a 'hot' spot. But Murray isn't most people and despite Sam Querrey's great 2010, Murray really should be able to beat the world number 20.

  • Katie O'Brien (128)

    O'Brien's inclusion here could be judged as a little harsh given that she reached the final at a challenger event in Vigo. But to go down in straight sets to an opponent just 14 places higher is disappointing for the Brit.

  • Richard Bloomfield (287)

    After his run to the Newport semi-finals, Bloomfield might've expected a better run than he managed in Granby, Canada. But a 3-6 7-6(4) 6-4 loss to qualifier Sergei Bubka in the first round suggested his form was not here to stay.

  • British men's tennis

    With 15 Brits in a draw of 32 in Chiswick, that none of them won the challenger event is outrageous. And that only Joshua Milton made the semi-finals is even more damning of our game - Andy Murray excepted.

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