Ashleigh Barty (+309, 326 to 17): The Australian's return from a two-year hiatus saw her smash through milestones: a first Slam third round in Melbourne, a maiden title in Kuala Lumpur in March and a debut Premier final in Birmingham (Getty)
November 5, 2017
Check out the 15 players in the 2017 year-end rankings who improved their position by the greatest amount since their 2016 year-end placement.
Peng Shuai (
November 3, 2017
Chinese No.1 Peng Shuai claimed a victory in the round-robin portion of the WTA Elite Trophy, as Elena Vesnina retired due to a back injury.
CoCo Vandeweghe, Zhuhai, WTA Elite Trophy (Osports)
October 31, 2017
No.2 seed CoCo Vandeweghe came from a set down to defeat Peng Shuai in the first match at the Hengqin Life WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai.
Maria Sharapova reached the final in Tianjin on Saturday (Getty)
October 14, 2017
Maria Sharapova beat third seed Peng Shuai 6-3, 6-1 to reach the final of the Tianjin Open.
Peng Shuai (Getty Images)
October 10, 2017
China’s No.1 Peng Shuai is set to make her competitive debut at the WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai after being awarded a wildcard into the season-ending showcase.
Peng Shuai and Sania Mirza, Beijing, China Open (Getty)
October 6, 2017
No.3 seeds Peng Shuai and Sania Mirza came from a set down to round out the semifinal field in doubles at the China Open.
October 5, 2017
No.9 seed Jelena Ostapenko reached the quarterfinal round in Beijing after Peng Shuai retired due to injury.
September 28, 2017
Chan Yung-Jan and Martina Hingis led top doubles teams into the semifinals of the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open, setting up engaging encounters during the final weekend.
Peng Shuai, Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open, Wuhan
September 25, 2017
Chinese No.1 Peng Shuai scored her first win over 2016 Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open champion Petra Kvitova in eight meetings after three grueling tie-break sets to advance into the second round in front of her home crowd.
Yanina Wickmayer (Baidu)
September 20, 2017
World No.116 Yanina Wickmayer scored the biggest upset of the tournament so far to knock out top seed Peng Shuai in straight sets at the Guangzhou Open.
Peng Shuai (Baidu)
September 19, 2017
Top seed Peng Shuai scored a thrilling late-night win to lead the Chinese charge into the second round as local talent took center stage at the Guangzhou Open.
Chan Yung-Jan, Martina Hingis, US Open
September 8, 2017
No.2 seeds Martina Hingis and Chan Yung-Jan won a tricky US Open quarterfinal encounter against sister Chan Hao-Ching and partner Zhang Shuai to reach their second Grand Slam semifinal of the season; No.4 seeds Sania Mirza and Peng Shuai await.