The draw for the OEC Taipei WTA Ladies Open was packed, including Japanese No.1 Kimiko Date-Krumm.
But Date-Krumm fell first round - as did Chinese rising prospect Zhang Shuai, who succumbed to injury.
But with the No.1 and No.3 seeds falling early, No.2 seed Yanina Wickmayer saw an opportunity...
As did an unseeded Alison Van Uytvanck, who battled through to the final of the WTA 125K Series stop.
And it was Van Uytvanck who ended up taking the title, beating Wickmayer in an all-Belgian final.
Van Uytvanck captured the title and subsequently made her Top 100 debut on the November 11 rankings.
Wickmayer may not have won the title but it was a strong finish to the former Top 15 player's season.
Van Uytvanck also had a fantastic week in doubles, making the final alongside Anna-Lena Friedsam.
At the end of the day the team that came out on top was Caroline Garcia and Yaroslava Shvedova.
Friedsam and Van Uytvanck, both 19 years old, are two of the WTA's promising young up-and-comers.
Garcia and Shvedova were playing together for the first time and went all the way to the title.
There was a lot of off-court action in Taipei too, including Chinese Taipei natives the Chan sisters.
And Chinese Taipei's shining star, Hsieh Su-Wei, who couldn't play the event but came to see the fans.
In 2012, Hsieh became the second player from Chinese Taipei to win a WTA title, after Wang Shi-Ting.
This year, Hsieh became Chinese Taipei's first Grand Slam champion, winning the Wimbledon doubles.