Angelique Kerber was among the high-ranking movers in this week's rankings update, the German rising three places to 12th as she closes on a return to the top 10. The 31-year-old's run to the last four in Osaka gave her hope of ending a two-month absence from the top 10.

Kerber overcame Nicole Gibbs and Madison Keys during her impressive week before going down to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the semifinal.

Keys also moved up three places after her travails in Osaka, the American keeping pace behind Kerber in 13th place. Pavlyuchenkova rises five places to No.36 after reaching the final, while champion Naomi Osaka remains in fourth place following her trophy success.

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Karolina Muchova was another player to lift silverware, the Czech enjoying her maiden title win with victory at the KEB Hana Bank Korea Open over Magda Linette. She rises eight places to No.37 as a result of her 6-1, 6-1 triumph. 

Sofia Kenin, winner of the Guangzhou International Women's Open against Samantha Stosur 6-7, 6-4, 6-2, moves up three to 17th. Victory gave the American her third title of the year.

Wang Yafan made the top 50 for the first time, after the Chinese made the Seoul semifinal.

Here are the other notable movers in the WTA Rankings for the week beginning September 23, 2019.

Danielle Collins (+2, No.35 to No.33): The 25-year-old American moved up two spots despite not being active since her US Open defeat to Caroline Wozniacki.

Magda Linette (+6, No.48 to No.42): The Pole followed her quarterfinal in Nanchang with a march to the final in Seoul.

Marie Bouzkova (+5, No.63 to No.58): Another Czech on the rise, breaking into the top 60 after making the last eight in Guangzhou.

Viktorija Golubic (+8, No.73 to No.65): Lost to Samantha Stosur in the semifinals in Guangzhou, enough to put her up eight places in the new rankings.

Anna Blinkova (+10, No.76 to No.66): Another Guangzhou semifinal loser, loss to evenual chasmpios Kenin taking her up 10 places.

Misaki Doi (+8, No.83 to No.75): Japanese made the last eight in hometown tournament in Osaka.

Samantha Stosur (+37, No.129 to No.92): Big jump for the Australian after making the final in Guangzhou.