2017 Rogers Cup title has landed in Elina Svitolina's lap for the very first time. However, for the 22-year-old who is currently ranked fourth in the world, it is just another confirmation of a solid season. The Canadian tennis event is the fifth title she went on winning this season. On the other side, Caroline Wozniacki can easily go down as the runner-up of the year. She ended up losing the six WTA final in 2017. But, for the former world No. 1, it's been an incredible year. Back in 2016, during the same segment of the season, she saw her ranking plunging way outside the top 50.

Winning in Toronto turns Svitolina into a possible new world No. 1 by the end of 2017 US Open.

Svitolina completed another perfect journey

The young Ukrainian can now brag about having won three Premier 5 titles in a single season (Dubai, Rome and now Toronto). Her latest success makes her a name to watch at the US Open, especially after analysing her path in Toronto. In order to win, she went through a hellish draw getting past Daria Kasatkina, Venus Williams, Garbine Muguruza, Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki en route to the title. Practically, she raced past four top 10 players which is a huge deal.

The final act put Svitolina and Wozniacki face to face for a third time on the WTA circuit having the Ukrainian the winner of the previous two meetings.

Earlier this year, she went past Wozniacki in Dubai final, also in straight sets. As it turned out, two sets were required this time too. The opener saw both players struggling to keep serve and it seemed that the 27-year-old Dane could survive the challenge. In the end, the younger blood prevailed as Svitolina sealed the set by 6-4.

The second act was pretty much under the Ukrainian's magic stick while Dane's game disintegrated pretty quick. It was 6-0 for the young wolf of the WTA Tour who capped the title in about 80 minutes of play.

Cincinnati, US Open and the world No. 1 mirage

While Pliskova, Kerber and even Halep will have to defend a huge load of points over the next few weeks, the next in line to open a bid for the world No.

1 slot might be Elina Svitolina as she is rapidly closing the gap. Wozniacki is there too but she will have to defend last year's semifinal at the US Open. That puts Svitolina in front and it's gonna be interesting how she'll handle this momentum. It's an open battle for the WTA summit and most likely US Open will witness some extraordinary matches, especially knowing how high the stakes will be. Also, this week, the action will centre on Cincinnati, another Premier 5 event.