WTA Tour

Serena closing in on top spot

2013-01-07 15:09
Serena Williams (AP)

Paris - Serena Williams is poised to regain the WTA world No 1 ranking she lost in October 2010, following her win in Brisbane at the weekend.

The American was named WTA World Player of the Year last year for winning the Wimbledon and US Open titles as well as Olympic gold in London, but that was still not enough for her to overtake Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova ahead of her.

But she is close on their heels and, having being knocked out early at last year's Australian Open, is well placed to pick up big ranking points in Melbourne later this month.

Azarenka, who will be top seed at the year's first Grand Slam, has 10 595 points, 450 points ahead of Sharapova and 845 points clear of Williams.

WTA top rankings:

1. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 10,595 pts

2. Maria Sharapova (RUS) 10,045

3. Serena Williams (USA) 9750

4. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 7505

5. Angelique Kerber (GER) 5550

6. Li Na (CHN) 5255

7. Sara Errani (ITA) 5100

8. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 5085

9. Samantha Stosur (AUS) 4135

10. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 3765

11. Marion Bartoli (FRA) 3740

12. Nadia Petrova (RUS) 3040

13. Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 2841

14. Maria Kirilenko (RUS) 2540

15. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 2495

16. Roberta Vinci (ITA) 2475

17. Lucie Safarova (CZE) 2125

18. Julia Goerges (GER) 1965

19. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 1841

20. Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 1840

62. Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) 1015

Read more on:    wta tour  |  serena williams  |  tennis


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


Quiz: Test your Rio Olympics memory!

Think you know what went on at the Rio Olympics? Prove it by tackling Sport24's ridiculously impossible yet highly addictive post-Games quiz!


Rio Olympics

GALLERY: SA's Rio Olympic medallists
As it happened: Rio Olympics - Day 17
Selecting 6 numbers turned Britain into Olympic superpower
Caster cranks up the heat in Rio semi

Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


Follow all the action from the 2016 Rio Olympics. The highs, the lows, the tears, the smiles as the world's greatest athletes compete for gold, silver and bronze.

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.