In 16 months since returning from injury unranked in April 2018, 20-year-old Ma Shuyue has rocketed to World No.224 after winning two ITF W25s and reaching the Anning 125K QFs, and made her WTA debut at home in Tianjin as a lucky loser (Tianjin Open)
October 9, 2019
Forty-one players have made their WTA main draw debut this season so far. Find out more about them here.
Misaki Doi - Hiroshima 2019 - Japan Women's Open
September 11, 2019
Home players Misaki Doi and Kurumi Nara are both aiming for their third quarterfinal appearances at the Hana-Cupid Japan Women's Open, while Alison Van Uytvanck and Kirsten Flipkens face off in an all-Belgian derby and clash of doubles partners as second-round action concludes. Scroll down for full order of play.
Hsieh Su-Wei - Hiroshima 2019 - Japan Women's Open
September 10, 2019
Top seed Hsieh Su-Wei kicked off her title defence at the Hana-Cupid Japan Women's Open by squeezing past wildcard Risa Ozaki in three sets - but qualifier Zoe Hives posted a marathon upset of fourth seed Anastasia Potapova.
Iga Swiatek - Wimbledon 2018 - Getty
January 11, 2019
Wimbledon girls' champion Iga Swiatek, three-time WTA quarterfinalist Veronika Kudermetova and junior World No.1 Clara Burel are among the seven players who will compete in a Grand Slam main draw for the first time next week at the Australian Open.
Dayana Yastremska - Hobart 2019 - Getty
January 8, 2019
Young gun Dayana Yastremska resumes an old junior rivalry against Vera Lapko at the Hobart International on Wednesday, while Alizé Cornet and Ons Jabeur are also in second-round action. Scroll down for full order of play.
Destanee Aiava - Brisbane 2019 - Jimmie48/WTA
January 4, 2019
Australians Destanee Aiava, Ellen Perez and Zoe Hives have been rewarded for strong performances in the opening week of the season with wildcards to the Australian Open.