NEW YORK, NY, USA - Just over a month ago, Karolina Pliskova was ranked No.17 on the Road to Singapore leaderboard. Coming out of a career-best stretch of results this summer, the Czech powerhouse moved up a whopping 13 spots to find herself at No.4.
Pliskova fell agonizingly short of making a BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global debut in 2015, remaining in contention all the way until the last week of the season. Looking out of the mix by the middle of the Emirates Airline US Open Series, things turned around in a big way for the 24-year-old, who won the biggest title of her career at the Western & Southern Open and beat both Williams sisters en route to her first Grand Slam final at the US Open.
The Czech finished second to new World No.1 Angelique Kerber, who also reclaimed the top spot on the Road to Singapore leaderboard. Kerber captured her second Grand Slam title of the 2016 season in her third final appearance, and qualified for what will be her fourth appearance at the WTA Finals just before the start of the US Open.
Johanna Konta repeated her fourth round finish in Flushing, and moved up one spot to No.10 on the Road to Singapore leaderboard. Petra Kvitova moved up four spots to No.21 after her run into the second week.
In doubles, US Open finalists Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic moved up to the top spot, supplanting year-long No.1s Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza. Both teams have already qualified for Singapore, and will be joined by No.3 team and Olympic Gold medalists Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina. Read more about their qualification here.
Check out the full Road to Singapore leaderboard below: