Last week featured the final grass warm-ups for Wimbledon, and the standout performers from the Aegon International in Eastbourne have been rewarded in this week's chase to make the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.
With her victory in Eastbourne, Karolina Pliskova now holds a Tour-leading three Premier trophies in 2017. The Czech is no stranger to the top of the leaderboard: her Brisbane title in January made her the first Race No.1 of the year, and she also held it through April and most of May following another title in Doha and back-to-back semifinals in Indian Wells and Miami. The clay season saw Pliskova displaced by first Elina Svitolina and then Simona Halep - but now that grass is here, the big-serving 25-year-old is restaking her claim, leapfrogging both the Ukrainian and the Romanian to rise two places to No.1.
Meanwhile, Caroline Wozniacki may be 2017's perennial bridesmaid - the Eastbourne runner-up played and lost her fourth final of the year last week - but she's continuing to solidify her position in the upper echelons of the Race. The Dane climbs another two spots to land at No.4 this week.
A third-round showing in Eastbourne has also helped Peng Shuai rise three spots to land at No.24. The Chinese No.2 has been quietly putting together a solid 2017, with finalist runs in Taipei and the Zhengzhou WTA 125 event along with a semifinal in Strasbourg. Meanwhile, an Eastbourne semifinal for Heather Watson - her first of the year - has enabled the British No.2 to rocket up 31 places to No.65.
Tatjana Maria, champion in the ITF $100,000 tournament in Southsea last week, has never been ranked inside the WTA Rankings Top 50 - but she breaks that barrier in the Race this week, climbing nine places to No.48. Southsea finalist Irina-Camelia Begu also enjoys a 12-spot rise to No.59.
In doubles, Chan Yung-Jan and Martina Hingis have been a revelatory new team in 2017. Last week found the Taiwanese-Swiss duo celebrating their fifth trophy of the year in Eastbourne, a title that also extended their winning streak to seven - the pair are unbeaten on grass heading into Wimbledon - and earned them the top spot in the doubles Race, displacing Australian Open and Roland Garros champions Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova.