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Kuznetsova returns to Top 20

2015-05-11 12:17
Svetlana Kuznetsova (AFP)

Paris - Russia's two-time Grand Slam winner Svetlana Kuznetsova has returned to the WTA Top 20 on Monday after her run to the final of the Madrid Open at the weekend.

The 2004 US Open and 2009 French Open winner jumped 11 places to number 18 after finishing runner-up to Czech Petra Kvitova in the Spanish clay-court tournament which was her first final since 2009.

American Serena Williams continues to dominate the women's rankings (10,156 points) ahead of Romanian Simona Halep (7 115) and Maria Sharapova (6 915). Kvitova (6 670) is closing in on Sharapova in fourth.

Polond's Agnieszka Radwanska drops out of the Top 10 after her early elimination in Madrid an now sits on 13th position, with Germany's Andrea Petkovic moving up one spot to ninth and Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro jumping two to tenth.

Rankings on May 11

1. Serena Williams (USA) 10 156 pts

2. Simona Halep (ROM) 7 115

3. Maria Sharapova (RUS) 6 915

4. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 6 670

5. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 4 940

6. Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 4 063

7. Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 3 905

8. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 3 465

9. Andrea Petkovic (GER) 3 315 (+1)

10. Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) 3 250 (+2)

11. Angelique Kerber (GER) 3 230

12. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 3 085 (+1)

13. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 3 075 (-4)

14. Lucie Safarova (CZE) 2 990

15. Sara Errani (ITA) 2 665

16. Venus Williams (USA) 2 601

17. Madison Keys (USA) 2 325

18. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 2 177 (+11)

19. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 2 095 (+2)

20. Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 2 075 (-2)

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