SINGAPORE - Dominika Cibulkova has climbed to a career-high ranking of World No.5 after stunning Angelique Kerber, 6-3, 6-4, to win the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.
The Slovakian began the tournament as World No.8 and looked set to make an early exit when she lost her first two round-robin matches.
Had Cibulkova won her first two round-robin matches, she would be just over 100 points behind Simona Halep, who remains as World No.4.
Had Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic or Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova won the tournament, the Indian's 81-week reign as No.1 would have ended, but Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina's triumph means she holds on to secure the 2016 WTA Year-End World No.1 Doubles Ranking, presented by Dubai Duty Free. Garcia is just 225 points behind her.
? WTA (@WTA) October 30, 2016