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.