Biggest mover: Gavrilova eyeing top 20
Daria Gavrilova has cemented an Australian Open seeding and is closing in on the top 20, Zhuhai and the Aussie No.1 ranking after her run to the final in Moscow.
Daria Gavrilova soared 13 places following her run to the WTA Kremlin Cup final in Moscow.
The move puts Gavrilova at a career-high ranking of No.24, guaranteeing her a seeding at Australian Open 2017.
It also puts her in contention for the Australian No.1 ranking; enduring No.1 Sam Stosur sits just four places higher at 20th.
Gavrilova produced a strong post-US Open campaign that culminated in Moscow with her first appearance in a WTA final.
Last three weeks:
QF in Beijing
SF in Hong Kong
F in Moscow in singles and doubles
Not a single day off!
Happy and exhausted!
— Daria Gavrilova (@Daria_gav) October 22, 2016
Depending on the health and commitment of the players ranked ahead of her, she’s now in with a shot of qualifying for the WTA Elite Trophy event in Zhuhai, China.
Another significant mover was Sam Groth, who returned to the top 200 after winning the Las Vegas Challenger at the weekend.
Groth, a former world No.53, jumped 52 places to world No.185.
This means he has improved his ranking by almost 100 places in the past six weeks.
Also on the way back is Olivia Rogowska.
The Victorian, who admitted she was struggling for confidence earlier in the year and contemplated giving up tennis, moved up 64 places to No.288 following her ITF victory a fortnight ago in Cairns.
That triumph on the Australian Pro Tour snapped a two-year title drought.
Blake Mott was also rewarded for his good form in Cairns; the 20-year-old rose 15 places to a career-best ranking of 275th after reaching the final of the men’s event.
The winner, Chris O’Connell, improved 29 places to 264th.