Melbourne VIC, Australia, 10 October 2017 |

Injury-plagued Kimberly Birrell is making her way back up the WTA rankings after her recent Pro Tour triumph in Brisbane.

The 19-year-old Queenslander shot up 129 places in the latest list to No.351, and is now the 13th-ranked Australian in the women’s game.

> Australian rankings

Birrell peaked at No.275 in early 2016 before a chronic elbow injury, which required surgery this time last year, saw her sidelined in a cast and undergoing lengthy rehab.

“I knew it was going to be a long process but I’m finally starting to get my confidence back and I’m just really enjoying being out there,” she said after her Brisbane victory.

Sara Tomic, who reached the semifinals in Brisbane, rose 93 places to world No.516.

> WTA rankings

There were a number of other notable movers among Australia’s women, including:

Player Rise Result
Olivia Rogowska up 13 to No.224 ITF Brisbane SF
Zoe Hives up 26 to No.395 ITF Brisbane QF
Olivia Tjandramulia up 21 to No.405 ITF Brisbane QF
Storm Sanders up 69 to No.624 ITF Brisbane QF

Like Birrell, there was a similarly huge jump on the men’s side for Victorian Marinko Matosevic, who improved 177 places to world No.476 after advancing to the semifinals of the Challenger event in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Higher up the list, Matt Ebden consolidated his place as Australia’s third-ranked player after rising 20 places to world No.119.

> ATP rankings

His latest move came after he qualified for the ATP 500 event in Tokyo and progressed to the second round of the main draw.

Other notable movers among our men this week were as follows:

Player Rise Result
Bernard Tomic up 18 to No.144 ATP Tokyo R2
Maverick Banes up 12 to No.321 ITF Brisbane SF
Bradley Mousley up 50 to No.349 ITF Brisbane W
Aleksandar Vukic up 69 to No.624 Monterrey Challenger R2