Francisca Jorge is getting closer and closer to achieving a major milestone in her professional life. The top player in her country has returned to the WTA rankings and is close to entering the top 300 for the first time.
Guimares’s 22-year-old star has risen rapidly in the rankings in recent weeks, reaching a career-high position of No. 304 in the women’s world rankings. And this is after a slow start to the season, during which an abdominal injury kept her off the courts and slowed things down.
Francisca Jorge, on the other hand, soared to new heights in doubles play. This week, the Portuguese player who won the ITF $25,000 tournament in Guimares jumped 30 spots to finish in 189th.
Inês Murta (693), Matilde Jorge (767), Ana Filipa Santos (982), Sara Lança (1096), Maria Inês Fonte (1386), and Elizabet Hamaliy are the remaining Portuguese players in the singles rankings (1394th).