Alison Riske has broken into the Top 25 of the WTA Ranking for the first time in her career following a stellar run to the final of the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open last week.
The 29-year-old spent much of the early part of 2019 hovering just inside the Top 50 but was catapulted to a previous career-high of 32 following a run to the quarterfinals of Wimbledon and victory in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
Last week, meanwhile, she made her first final of a Premier level tournament, scoring an impressive run of victories over Wang Qiang, Elina Svitolina and Petra Kvitova before eventually being stopped in three sets by Aryna Sabalenka.
Consequently, the American is now the WTA World No.24, comfortably her best ranking.
Elsewhere, Alison Van Uytvanck is back into the Top 50 having secured her fourth WTA Tour title at the Tashkent Open, where she overcame Kristyna Pliskova and Sorana Cirstea in successive matches to lift the crown.
Petra Martic (+5, No.22 to No.17): The Croat reached the quarterfinals of Wuhan, where she was beaten by Ashleigh Barty, but has a new career-high ranking as consolation.
Elena Rybakina (+7, No.50 to No.43): A run to the quarterfinals of Wuhan continued the Kazak’s fine season as she cemented her place in the Top 50 and hit a new best ranking.
Svetlana Kuznetsova (+13, No.69 to No.56): The Russian continued her fine form at the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open, where she successfully qualified and reached the last 16.
Kristyna Pliskova (+9, No.80 to No.71): Ultimately beaten in the semifinals of Tashkent but after beating No.1 seed Viktoria Kuzmova has hit a new high for 2019.
Bernarda Pera (+9, No.81 to No.72): Defeated Nicole Gibbs, Tamara Zidansek and Jennifer Brady to reach the main draw of Wuhan, where she pinched the opening set against Kiki Bertens before suffering a defeat.
Sorana Cirstea (+21, No.96 to No.75): Seeded No.8 in Tashkent, the Romanian went all the way to the final before eventually succumbing in three sets to Van Uytvanck.
Christina McHale (+14, No.104 to No.90): The former Top 25 star hit her stride in Wuhan, where she qualified then shocked No.14 seed Aliaksandra Sasnovich in three sets. Defeated in round two by Dayana Yastremska.
Anna Kalinskaya (+16, No.116 to No.100): The 20-year-old Russian has broken into the Top 100 off the back of a run to the quarterfinals in Tashkent, where she took out No.6 seed Tatjana Maria.