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Azarenka seals No 1 spot

2012-10-22 14:45

Berlin - Victoria Azarenka stayed top of the WTA women's tennis rankings issued on Monday, while Germany's Angelique Kerber and Italy's Sara Errani both climbed a place.

Belarussian Azarenka has 10 190 points, while Maria Sharapova of Russia stays second on 9 115 and Serena Williams of the United States remains third on 7 900 going into this week's season-ending WTA Championships in Istanbul.

Kerber improves to fifth place, while Errani is up to seventh.

WTA top 10 as of October 22 (previous ranking in parenthesis):

1. (1) Victoria Azarenka, Belarus, 10 190 points

2. (2) Maria Sharapova, Russia, 9 115

3. (3) Serena Williams, United States, 7 900

4. (4) Agnieszka Radwanska, Poland, 7 095

5. (6) Angelique Kerber, Germany, 5 470

6 (5) Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic, 5 215

7. (8) Sara Errani, Italy, 4 855

8. (7) Li Na, China, 4 726

9. (9) Samantha Stosur, Australia, 4 120 10. (10) Marion Bartoli, France, 3 740

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