With her closest competitors falling out of the Cascais Women's Pro, World No. 1 Sally Fitzgibbons can now surge ahead.
Both the men's and women's events in Cascais are having a dramatic impact on the rankings.
After a shaky start to the Cascais Women's Pro, Manuel has seemed to find her feet in Portugal.
As the Californian's roll continued through Round Four, her win over Courtney Conlogue rippled through the rankings.
Another bright day in Portugal as significant World Title implications emerge.
A pair of former women's World Champs see their Title dreams drifting away in Cascais.
On the second day of the Cascais Women's Pro there were some shocking losses and incredible coups under the European sun.
In taking down Wright in Round Two, wildcard Teresa Bonvalot opened a massive door for the remaining Title contenders in Cascais.
The chasm between Stephanie Gilmore and a potential 2017 World Title just got a little wider.