Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is into the Top 20, while Zhang Shuai rises four places in this week's WTA Rankings.
WTA Staff
September 25, 2017

Garbiñe Muguruza won her first match as new WTA World No.1 at the Toray Pan Pacific Open – and although the Top 10 kept their positions this week, there was plenty of shuffling lower down the pack.

Here are this week's most notable rankings movers:

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, +4 (No.23 to No.19): The Russian could not beat Caroline Wozniacki in the final of the Toray Pan Pacific Open, but had an impressive run to get there – in the semifinal against former WTA World No.1 Angelique Kerber she went from leading by a set and 5-2 to trailing 0-3 in the deciding set, but won six of the final seven games to reach her first Premier final since 2015.

Zhang Shuai, +4 (No.30 to No.26): The Chinese No.1 took the second title of her career with a hard-fought 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 victory over Aleksandra Krunic in the Guangzhou International Women's Open, reclaiming a title she first won in 2013.

Sorana Cirstea, +6 (No.52 to No.46): The Romanian was seeded fourth in Seoul, and enjoyed two straight-sets wins over Misa Eguchi then Nicole Gibbs before losing in the quarterfinal to Luksika Kumkhum, 6-3, 6-1.

Aleksandra Krunic, +9 (No.65 to No.56): Unseeded Krunic stunned the field to reach the final in Guangzhou, taking Zhang Shuai to a deciding set.

Beatriz Haddad Maia, +13 (No.71 to No.58): The Brazilian had a great run to her first-ever WTA final at the KEB Hana Bank-Incheon Airport Korea Open, taking the first set before ultimately falling to French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko, 6-7(5), 6-1, 6-4.

Kateryna Kozlova, +12 (No.83 to No.71): The Ukrainian had three consecutive straight-sets matches against three consecutive Chinese opponents in Guangzhou, losing to eventual champion Shuai Zhang in the quarterfinal.

Evgeniya Rodina, +10 (No.94 to No.84): The 28-year-old enjoyed a run to the semifinal in Guangzhou where she fell in straight sets to eventual champion Shuai Zhang.

Yanina Wickmayer, +18 (No.116 to No.98): The Belgian reached her second WTA quarterfinal of the year by knocking out Guangzhou top seed Peng Shuai in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4.

Richel Hogenkamp, +20 (No.119 to No.99): The 25-year-old Dutchwoman made it into her first WTA quarterfinal in over four years - and her first on hardcourts, with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Denisa Allertova in Seoul.