Viktorija Golubic's swashbuckling tennis was a ray of sunshine during a wet week in Gstaad, bringing her a maiden WTA title and also a place in the Top 100.
WTA Staff

Viktorija Golubic's game has always been easy on the eye. And if recent evidence is anything to go by she is now successfully marrying this style with plenty of substance.

In the final of the Ladies Championship Gstaad, Golubic upset Kiki Bertens to become the tour's newest - and arguably most popular - silverware owner. The 23-year-old's swashbuckling play was a ray of sunshine in an otherwise drab week, and her rousing comeback ensured there was a home victor on the WTA's return to Swiss soil.

Success in Gstaad vaulted Golubic into the Top 100 for the first time. Now perched at No.72, she will gain direct entry into a major for the first time at this summer's US Open and with relatively few points to defend for the remainder of 2016 she has a good opportunity to improve further.

Golubic, though, is not the only player on the charge:

Kiki Bertens (+5, No.26 to No.21): Bertens announced herself to the tennis world with a win-laden end to the clay court season. Back on the dirt and she was back to winning ways, knocking out crowd favorite and top seed Timea Bacsinszky en route to the Gstaad final. Although she was unable to make it a Swiss double against Golubic, she is now within touching distance of a Top 20 debut.

Anastasija Sevastova (+17 No.66 to No.49): In Bucharest, Anastasija Sevastova continued her steady re-ascent up the ranks with another impressive week, knocking out Sara Errani and Laura Siegemund before running out of steam against Simona Halep in the final.

Vania King (+24, No.144 to No.120): Another of Halep's victims, Vania King, played some typically positive tennis to reach her first semifinal since 2014. There she gave the home crowd a real scare, too, leading Halep by a set and a break before being denied in a high-quality decider.

Rebeka Masarova (+483, No.797 to No.314): Earlier this summer, Rebeka Masarova tripped up a couple of highly touted rivals to lift the junior French Open title. It was a performance that earned her a wildcard for Gstaad, a chance she grabbed with both hands by knocking out Jelena Jankovic, Anett Kontaveit and Annika Beck to go further than any other WTA main draw debutante since 2012.