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Azarenka the new world No 1

2012-01-30 17:36

Paris - Newly-crowned Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka added the world No 1 ranking to her honours on Monday as she took the spot from Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki in the WTA rankings released on Monday.

The 22-year-old from Belarus crushed Russia's world No 3 Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-0 in her first Grand Slam final in Melbourne on Saturday.

Rankings: Top 20

1. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 8585 points

2. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 7690

3. Maria Sharapova (RUS) 7560

4. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 7085

5. Samantha Stosur (AUS) 5430

6. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 5330

7. Marian Bartoli (FRA) 4770

8. Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 4695

9. Li Na (CHN) 4450

10. Andrea Petkovic (GER) 4000

11. Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 3640

12. Serena Williams (USA) 3580

13. Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 3295

14. Sabine Lisicki (GER) 3143

15. Anastasia Pavlyunchenkova (RUS) 2735

16. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 2635

17. Shuai Peng (CHN) 2580

18. Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 2535

19. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 2526

20. Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 2450

44. Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) 1300

AFP