French Open

Serena stretches rankings lead

2013-06-10 11:25
Serena Williams (AFP)

Berlin - Serena Williams extended her lead in the women's tennis rankings with her weekend French Open title, while dethroned Maria Sharapova dropped from the second to third in the latest WTA list issued on Monday.

The American Williams has 13 615 points to rank ahead of Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, a Paris semi-finalist and ahead again with 9 625 points of Sharapova, who has 9 415 after losing the Paris final to Williams on Saturday.

Russian Maria Kirilenko made the top 10 for the first time in her career, up from 12th to 10th from a quarter-final berth in Paris.

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

1. (1) Serena Williams, United States, 13 615 points

2. (3) Victoria Asarenka, Belarus, 9 625

3. (2) Maria Sharapova, Russia, 9 415

4. (4) Agnieszka Radwanska, Poland, 6 465

5. (5) Sara Errani, Italy, 5 335

6. (6) Li Na, China, 5 155

7. (8) Angelique Kerber, Germany, 4 915

8. (7) Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic, 4 435

9. (10) Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark, 3 565

10. (12) Maria Kirilenko, Russia, 3 436

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