Cruising to the title, the top seed beat Peng Shuai, 6-3 6-2 in Sunday's final in Taipei City. The success moves her up from No.17 all the way up to No.8.
"I'm No.13 in the world," she said after the final. "So you expect players higher in the rankings to be able to raise their level in tight situations. It happened today at a good moment."
Should Svitolina maintain this current form, the youngster could find herself making her debut at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global. The Ukrainian barely missed out on a spot among the Greatest Eight last year, but made up for the disappointment by reaching the final in her first appearance at the Huajin Securities WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai.
Over in Russia, Kristina Mladenovic's stunning success in the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy has seen her rise 339 places to No.13 in the Road to Singapore.
The 23-year-old was awarded 470 ranking points for her thrilling 6-2 6-7(3) 6-3 win over Yulia Putintseva on Sunday, her first WTA title secured in her fourth final. Her defeated opponent moved into the Top 20 - up to 18th from 64th.
"The wait was definitely worth it," said Mladenovic after her win. "To clinch my first WTA final here, especially at a Premier event, I feel really happy right now."
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