(July 15, 2013)--Hard work is paying off for some of the WTA's brightest up-and-comers, as four players aged 21 or younger hit new career-high rankings inside the WTA's top 50 on Monday, per this tweet from the WTA:
Simona Halep, 21, has won three straight non-Slam events and has gone 16-1 since the French Open; Madison Keys, 18 is ticketed for the top ten and maybe higher by many pundits. She's the second youngest player in the top 100; Monica Puig, 19, finished last season at 127 and has been turning heads all summer; Annika Beck, 19, is the youngest of five Germans in the top 50.
Puig was thrilled about the news, and deservedly so:
New career high ranking of 48!!! This is exciting to see!!!! #PicaPower