Melbourne, 7 March 2011 |

When the updated WTA rankings come out later today, there should be some good news in there for Malaysian Open winner Jelena Dokic and semifinalist Jarmila Groth.

Before her stellar week in Kuala Lumpur that saw Dokic win her first WTA title since Birmingham 2002, Dokic was ranked inside the top 100 at 91. After reeling off a winning week, Dokic’s projected ranking will be around No.60.

According to the WTA, Dokic ended several dry periods: first WTA semifinal in seven years (Tokyo in February 2004) and first WTA final in eight years (Zürich in October 2003); her last WTA title came nine years ago (Birmingham in June 2002). The Aussie’s win over No.5-ranked French Open winner Schiavone was also her first top 5 win since that week in Zürich (a semifinal win over then-No.1 Kim Clijsters).

It was Dokic’s sixth WTA title, her first five being Rome, Tokyo and Moscow in 2001 and Sarasota and Birmingham in 2002; she is now 6-7 in career finals.

It also may mean a return to the Fed Cup team for the popular Australian, but we’ll have to wait and see on this one with team selection for the tie versus Ukraine still to be decided.

As for Groth, who started the week at a career-high No.31, the 23 year old could well find herself inside the world’s top 30 for the first time.

With both Groth and Sam Stosur in the top 30, it will mark the first time there have been two Australian women in the top 30 at the same time since 11 September 1989 when Anne Minter and Hana Mandlikova managed this feat.

Stosur, who didn’t play this week, will stay at No.4 – the Queenslander’s career high – and the highest ranking for an Australian woman since Wendy Turnbull became the world No.3 on 7 January 1985.