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Clijsters moves up in rankings

2011-01-31 13:14

Paris - Australian Open winner Kim Clijsters has risen to second place in the world rankings and within close range of Caroline Wozniacki who holds on to the top spot despite once again failing to win a Grand Slam title.

China's Li Na, who lost in Saturday's final in Melbourne, moves up to a career-best seventh place with Francesca Schiavone of Italy up to fourth behind Vera Zvonareva.

Former world number one Serena Williams, who has not played since winning the Wimbledon title last year, falls out of the top 10.

WTA world top 20:

1. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 8655 pts

2. Kim Clijsters (BEL) 8515 (+1)

3. Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 7405 (-1)

4. Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 5055 (+3)

5. Samantha Stosur (AUS) 4862 (+1)

6. Venus Williams (USA) 4645 (-1)

7. Li Na (CHN) 4450 (+4)

8. Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 4385

9. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 3935

10. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 3340 (+4)

11. Shahar Peer (ISR) 3225 (-1)

12. Serena Williams (USA) 3035 (-8)

13. Maria Sharapova (RUS) 2936 (-3)

14. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 2645 (+4)

15. Marion Bartoli (FRA) 2595 (+2)

16. Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 2535 (+9)

17. Kaia Kanepi (EST) 2460 (+4)

18. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 2418 (+10)

19. Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 2405 (+1)

20. Nadia Petrova (RUS) 2362 (-5)

AFP