They were already great signs from Jelena Dokic when playing the Paris Indoors at the start of February.
The 27-year-old's win over No. 30 Safarova was her first Top 30 win since her magical run to the Australian Open quarterfinals in 2009. On that occasion she reached the quarterfinals of the first major of the season.
During the height of her career, Dokic played for Serbia and Montenegro and reached a career-high ranking of World No. 4 on Aug. 19, 2002. In the same year she was a quarter-finalist at the French Open.
However, the Croatian native have had her share of issues with her father Damir.
It is therefore amazing to see the 2000 Wimbledon semifinalist soaring to No.60 in the international tennis rankings, after her extraordinary singles victory in the Malaysian Open.
Dokic, 27, vaulted 31 places after her win in Kuala Lumpur.
The triumph guarantees Jelena main draw action at the French Open, Wimbledon, US Open and, as things stand, the 2012 Australian Open.
The former world No.4 defeated Czech Lucie Safarova in the Kula Lumpur final, saving two match points and recovering from 2-6 3-5 to win the second set tiebreak 7-6 (11-9) before taking the deciding set 6-4.
Dokic landed her sixth WTA title and her first since Birmingham in 2002.
Earlier this week, Dinara Safina, who is also a comeback player, beat the Australian in the first round of Miami.