American tennis player Serena Williams, with 11,285 points, continues to lead the Women’s Tennis Association, WTA, world rankings released yesterday.
Spanish Garbine Muguruza qualified for fifth spot with 3,691 points, while Czech Lucie Safarova fell to sixth with 3,406.
Venus Williams was the main mover at the top of the new WTA tennis rankings, climbing 10 places to 14th.
The veteran older sister of world No 1 Serena Williams won the WTA tournament in Wuhan last week, as Spain’s Garbine Muguruza retired during the final due to exhaustion, although she was already a set and three games down at that point.
Meanwhile, Italian Flavia Pennetta dropped down to seventh place, and Polish Agieska Radwanska to eighth.
The current WTA rankings and point scores are as follows:
1. Serena Williams (USA) 11,285 points
2. Simona Halep (Romania) 6,670
3. Maria Sharapova (Russia) 4,692
4. Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) 3,851
5. Garbine Muguruza (Spain) 3,691
6. Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) 3,406
7. Flavia Pennetta (Italy) 3,253
8. Agieska Radwanska (Poland) 3,225
9. Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) 3,220
10. Angelique Kerber (Germany) 3,220.

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