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Caroline Garcia is the first woman to complete the Wuhan-Beijing double. In the process, Garcia cracks the top 10 for the first time in her career, is now the top-ranked Frenchwoman, and takes the lead in the race for the final available spot in Singapore.
Simona Halep becomes the fifth player to hold the WTA #1 ranking in 2017 and 25th overall since the advent of the rankings system. Halep supplants Muguruza, and joins Serena Williams, Pliskova, and Kerber as the other women to hold the top ranking this year.
Rafael Nadal, in his first start since winning the U.S. Open, claimed the 75th ATP title of his career when he beat Nick Kyrgios in the Beijing final. After beginning the season 0-3 in finals, Nadal has won six straight.
David Goffin won the Japan Open to complete back-to-back title runs after winning in Shenzhen the week prior. Goffin returns to the ATP top 10 for a third stint; his two prior stays lasted a total of five weeks combined.