After a two-year break, Sania Mirza marked her return in style, winning the Hobart International title alongside Nadiia Kichenok.
Shuai Zhang, ranked 133rd in the world, has had an incredible Australian Open campaign, winning three qualifying matches and then four more in the main draw.
Johanna Konta became the first British woman to reach a Grand Slam semi-final since 1983.
Simona Halep was sensationally bundled out of the Australian Open in the first round last week and revealed she had been struggling with nose, ear and stomach infections.
Sania Mirza and Anastasia Rodionova suffered an upset first round exit from the Madrid Open, a premier WTA event, after losing to Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Shuai Zhang.