Ashleigh Barty and Wang Qiang, the two finalists in Zhuhai, have reached landmark rankings this week.
WTA Staff
November 5, 2018

Ashleigh Barty’s success at the Hengqin Life WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai has propelled her to a career-high WTA Ranking of No.15. 

The 22-year-old Australian defeated Wang Qiang, 6-3, 6-4, in the final of the event in China to claim the biggest title of her career to date and has enjoyed a four-place jump in the ranking to reflect that.

Meanwhile, her opponent has leapt up to WTA World No.20, meaning that she has reached a new career-best and is the first Chinese player to finish a year in the Top 20 since Li Na retired in 2014.

Here are the other notable movers as the season winds down:

Dalila Jakupovic (+4, No.73 to No.69): Enjoyed a run to the semifinals of Mumbai, where she was eventually outset by Irina Khromacheva.

Wang Yafan (+10, No.83 to No.73): The top seed lived up to her billing in an ITF event in Liuzhou, where she claimed the title after dropping just one set all week.

Luksika Kumkhum (+23, No.103 to No.80): Broke back into the Top 100 after winning the title in Mumbai. She was taken the distance three times, including a three-set win over Zheng Shuai.

Kateryna Kozlova (+5, No. 104 to No.99): Beaten in the final of an ITF event in Toronto last week, the Ukrainian still succeeded in pushing back into the Top 100.

Irina Khromacheva (+34, No.165 to No.131): Has stormed into the Top 150 off the back of a fine run in Mumbai, where she reached the final and even claimed the first set against Luksika Kumkhum.

Beatriz Haddad Maia (+51, No.235 to No.184): The former WTA World No.58 is back in the Top 200 thanks to a run to the final of an ITF event in Tyler, Texas.