There were no movers at the top of the rankings this week – but further down, there were some huge leaps.
The week’s tournament winners, Zarina Diyas and Alison van Uytvanck, enjoyed big jumps – and there was some steady climbing from Quebec semi-finalist Lucie Safarova too.
Lucie Safarova, +5 (No.33 to No.28): The top seed in Quebec, the Czech enjoyed three consecutive straight-sets wins before losing to Timea Babos in the semifinal.
Yulia Putintseva, +4 (No.52 to No.48): The eighth seed made it as far as the quarterfinals but was one of Zarina Diyas’s victims at the Japan Women’s Open. Nevertheless, she returns to the Top 50 this week.
Timea Babos, +10 (No.63 to No.53): The Swiss star had an impressive run to the final of the Coupe Banque Nationale in Quebec, knocking out top seed Lucie Safarova in the semifinal, 7-6, 6-4, but ultimately fell in the final to Alison van Uytvanck.
Zarina Diyas, +37 (No.100 to No.63): The Kazakh qualifier stunned the field at the Japan Women’s Open, beating home favorite Miyu Kato 6-2, 7-5 to take her first WTA title. She also beat second seed Zhang Shuai, compatriot Putintseva and defending champion Christina McHale en route to the final.
Alison van Uytvanck, +30 (No.98 to No.68): The Belgian took her maiden WTA title at the Coupe Banque Nationale in Quebec, beating fourth seed Tatjana Maria in the semifinal, and then coming back from a set down against third seed Timea Babos to lift the trophy, 5-7, 6-4, 6-1.
Jana Fett, +24 (No.123 to No.99): The Croat shocked top seed Kristina Mladenovic at the Japan Women’s Open, beating her in straight sets 6-4, 6-3. The 20-year-old enjoyed a run through to the semi-final where she was halted by eventual runner-up Miyu Kato.