's-Hertogenbosch and Nottingham champions Anett Kontaveit and Donna Vekic are the first big movers of the grass season.
WTA Staff
June 19, 2017

With the WTA grass swing under way, this week's chase to make the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global sees significant moves from the first champions on the lawns of Europe.

Anett Kontaveit has been one of 2017's most improved players. In April, she reached her second career WTA final in Biel/Bienne, and last week the 21-year-old went one step further to seize her first ever title at the Ricoh Open in 's-Hertogenbosch. Having begun the year outside the Top 100 in the WTA Rankings, the Estonian climbs a further 10 spots in the Race to land at No.20.

Meanwhile, in Nottingham, Donna Vekic captured her second career title at the Aegon Open - and the 20-year-old, who had not previously reached a quarterfinal in 2017, is rewarded with a 30-place rise to No.38.

Elsewhere, 's-Hertogenbosch runner-up Natalia Vikhlyantseva scored another strong points haul in her breakthrough season. The 20-year-old, a semifinalist in St Petersburg in February, rises another 12 places to No.43.

In a strong week for young talent, 19-year-old Ana Konjuh also climbs eight spots to No.37 following her 's-Hertogenbosch semifinal showing.

Further down, Magdalena Rybarikova and Zarina Diyas continue to blaze along their comeback trails. The Slovak, who fell to No.453 in the WTA Rankings in March, climbs 14 places to No.57 in the Race with a run to the Nottingham semifinals; while the Kazakh breaks the Top 100 in the Race following victory in the ITF $100,000 event in Manchester, rising 30 spots to No.80.

In a week with no Premier events scheduled, the only change in the Race Top 8 is a one-place rise for Nottingham runner-up Johanna Konta to No.7, pushing Venus Williams down to No.8.

In doubles, first-time WTA Tour champions Monique Adamczak and Storm Sanders extended their winning streak to eight in Nottingham (following victory in last week's ITF $100,000 event in Surbiton), and climb 59 places to No.37.

Here's how the Porsche Race to Singapore Leaderboard stands as of June 19:

Porsche Race to Singapore, 19 June 2017