Resurgent Swiss Belinda Bencic announced her return to the WTA's elite in a big way with a run to the title in Dubai in February, where she knocked off four Top 10 players to win the Premier 5 event - and because of that, she's your WTA Player of the Month.
Read the match report: ‘So many times I was close to defeat:’ Comeback kid Bencic claims Dubai crown
Bencic won her third career WTA singles title at Dubai, defeating former champion Kvitova in the final as the last of four consecutive wins against the WTA elite.
Beginning in the round of 16, Bencic defeated Aryna Sabalenka after she saved six match points, before taking our Simona Halep in the quarterfinals, and Elina Svitolina in the semifinals.
With the victory, the former World No.7 returned to the Top 30 for the first time since September of 2016.
"This is definitely the fittest I've ever felt. I think it's showing a lot in my game. I definitely need it. I think we did amazing work over there last year," Bencic said after winning the title.
"We did amazing work. It showed."
Final Results for February's Player of the Month
1. Belinda Bencic
2. Simona Halep
3. Wang Yafan
4. Sofia Kenin
How it works:
Finalists are selected by wtatennis.com
Winner is then determined by a fan vote on wtatennis.com
Previous WTA Players of the Month for 2019
January: Naomi Osaka