Zoe Hives and Kaylah McPhee's launches into the top echelon of the women's professional rankings means there are now a glut of talented females in the running for Grand Slam qualifications.

Although Australia still only boasts three women in the top 100, with Alja Tomljanovic at 42 and Astra Sharma at 89 the closest to world number one Ash Barty, there are many prodigious youngsters now burgeoning in the lower reaches.

Eight of the top 200 are under the age of 23, with 190th ranked highly-rated Destanee Aiava the youngest at just 19.