Zheng Saisai thrilled her home crowd in the first round of Beijing with a knife-edge 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(5) defeat of Monica Puig (3h2m) (Getty)
September 28, 2019
Look back on the 20 longest main draw matches of the 2019 WTA Tour season so far.
The runner-up in Tashkent, Sorana Cirstea, has leaped 21 places following that run. She is the WTA World No.75. (Tournament)
September 27, 2019
Former champion Sorana Cirstea moved into her first WTA final in over six years at the Tashkent Open, winning the first nine games and withstanding a late fightback against 19-year-old Katarina Zavatska, while third seed Alison Van Uytvanck dismissed Kristyna Pliskova in the second semifinal.
Viktoria Kuzmova - Tashkent 2019 - Tashkent Tennis
September 25, 2019
Top seed Viktoria Kuzmova bids to make her second semifinal of the season against former champion Kristyna Pliskova in the Tashkent Open quarterfinals, while 19-year-old Katarina Zavatska goes for her semifinal debut against in-form Anna Kalinskaya.
Zhang Shuai - Guangzhou 2019 - Elizabeth Bai
September 17, 2019
Two-time champion Zhang Shuai faces a past nemesis in Andrea Petkovic at the Guangzhou International Women's Open, while Elina Svitolina, Zheng Saisai and Sofia Kenin are all also in second-round action.
Elina Svitolina - Guangzhou 2019 - Elizabeth Bai
September 17, 2019
Top seed Elina Svitolina bounced back from a slow start to defeat Dalila Jakupovic in straight sets in the first round of the Guangzhou International Women's Open, while wildcard Peng Shuai dethroned defending champion Wang Qiang and Katarina Zavatska won the longest WTA main draw match of the year so far with an epic upset of Fiona Ferro.
15-year-old Coco Gauff was the breakout sensation of Wimbledon 2019, thrilling audiences with her prodigious run to the fourth round - which sees her soar 172 places to land at No.141 (Getty)
July 15, 2019
Coco Gauff, Barbora Strycova and Alison Riske are among the Wimbledon 2019 stars rewarded with a rankings boost this week, while Petra Martic cracks the Top 20 for the first time.
Simona Halep - Wimbledon 2019 - Getty
July 15, 2019
Wimbledon champion Simona Halep is back in the Top 5 after winning her second Grand Slam trophy, while there are big ranking boosts for semifinalist Barbora Strycova and 15-year-old sensation Coco Gauff.
Timea Bacsinszky - Roland Garros 2019 - Jimmie48/WTA
May 22, 2019
Two-time semifinalist Timea Bacsinszky led the way into the second round of Roland Garros qualifying, while 15-year-old Cori Gauff became the youngest player to win a Grand Slam match in 24 years and 33-year-old Romina Oprandi made another dazzling comeback.
Belinda Bencic - Charleston 2019 - Jimmie48/WTA
April 8, 2019
Top seed Belinda Bencic takes on Antonia Lottner in a rematch of the 2013 Roland Garros girls' final while Carla Suárez Navarro, Wimbledon junior champion Iga Swiatek and Australian Open junior champion Clara Tauson are all also in first-round action at the Samsung Open presented by Cornèr. Scroll down for full order of play.
Hsieh Su-Wei, Rabat, Grand Prix de SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem
May 3, 2018
Hsieh Su-Wei's 2018 renaissance continues at the Grand Prix de SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, where she reached her first ever WTA clay court semifinal with a win over wildcard Katarina Zavatska