ZHUHAI, China - The Zhuhai leaderboard remained static in the fortnight following the US Open, and while the same players comprise this week's standings after the first week of the Asian Swing, the results from the Toray Pan Pacific Open, Guangzhou International Women's Open, and the Korea Open Tennis did cause some minor shuffling amongst the field. Tokyo champion Agnieszka Radwanska rocketed to the top of the Zhuhai leaderboard by defeating WTA Rising Star Belinda Bencic in the final. Bencic remained at No.12, and is likely to stay there next week after Caroline Wozniacki, ranked No.13, fell in her opening match at the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open.
Victoria Azarenka had to retire from her second round in Wuhan with a left thigh injury, and rounds out the Zhuhai leaderboard with the same number of points as Roberta Vinci, who is still in the tournament with two wins under her belt. Though she has been out with a leg injury of her own, 2015 Australian Open semifinalist Ekaterina Makarova trails the former No.1 by just 14 points, a slim margin between being in and out at the $2.15-million WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai.
Here's the latest leaderboard update for the WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai as of September 29, 2015: