The prestigious WTA event in Wuhan has just started, and there are already some interesting movements in the live rankings.
The 19-year-old dismissed Ajla Tomljanovic in straight sets in the 1st round in China. This allowed her to gain 1 position in the live rankings. That means that if there are no major changes, she will be no.26 (career-high) after Wuhan. She will consolidate this rank if she defeats Christina McHale in the next round.
The tenacious American defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2 7-6 (5) in the opening match in Wuhan. After this contest, she gains 2 places in the live rankings to be the new world no.15. She will face Elise Mertens in the following round.
Petra is having a great season. She won her maiden title in Instanbul and she has recently lost in the final to Karolina Pliskova in Zhengzhou. In the first round in Wuhan, she defeated Kristina Mladenovic 6-2 6-2 to gain 2 places in the live rankings to be the new world no.18 (career-high).
Yastremska in Wuhan, ranking, and results in 2019
Ranked no.27 (career-high), Dayana has a 27-17 win-loss record in 2019. Yastremska is now playing in Wuhan where she bested Ajla Tomljanovic 7-65 6-2.
Dayana will face Mchale in the 2nd round. The head to head is 1-0 for Mchale.
The last time that they fought against each other, Mchale won 2-6 6-2 7-61 in the 1st round in Quebec City in September 2018.
The Ukrainian conquered 2 titles in 2019 in Hua Hin and in Strasbourg.