Australia’s Arina Rodionova will enter the top-100 for the first time when the rankings are updated next week.
At 34, she becomes the oldest player to reach that level for the first time.
This follows a good performance in Hua Hin where she is now into the quarterfinals.
It is just the second time that Rodionova has reached a tour-level quarterfinal. Nanchang in 2017 was the first.
Rodionova defeated a second Chinese player in a row to reach the quarterfinals, winning against world no. 90 Bai Zhuoxuan 3-6, 6-1, 6-0.
Next up for the Australian is another Chinese player, the no. 2 seed Zhu Lin. Zhu is ranked at no. 45. The Chinese player leads the head-to-head 3-1.
Rodionova is the top-ranked Australian female player and took to the ITF and Challenger tournaments to slowly build up her ranking in 2023 after winning 7 minor titles.