Julia Lipnitskaia (RUS) leads the ladies short program with 63.09 points. She did a double axel, triple lutz and triple toe-triple toe combo. All of her spins received a level four. She got the highest components score of the competition with 26.66
Gracie Gold of U.S. is in second place with 58.00 points. She performed a triple flip-triple toe combo, triple lutz, double axel.
Adelina Sotnikova (RUS), the defending champion, sits in third with 56.57. She nailed all of her jumps (triple toe-triple toe combo, triple lutz and double axel) but received just a level one on her combo spin.