Almost all players ahead of Caro until 10th place have lost in 1st round. Every points for following rounds are very good to come closer or even surrpass them. With win she could come just a couple of points behind Kiki. But overtaking her and showing who the true French #1 is, is just a matter of time, maybe even weeks.
The weird thing is that Caroline had pretty decent results in the last monts and fails to progress in ranking (she even lose places) while Kiki will climb from 15 to 14 with his 9th consecutive loss.
Iirc Marta Domachowska reached her
CHR #37 while being on a losing streak too. She was literally rising 1 or 2 places every week while losing match in R1 almost everytime It can happen when those above you fail to defend points from last year that are mostly concentrated in 1 or 2 good results.
Croline Garcia is regular : When looking at 16th result (100 points / QF in Tokyo), she's one of the best (behind Svitolina and Wozniacki).
But his failure is that she don't have big performance like win or at least Final in big tournement like PM or P5.
That's why she can't climb more than arround 20.