WTA Tour

Serena continues to dominate

2014-10-13 13:00
Serena Williams (AFP)

Paris - Serena Williams continued to dominate the WTA rankings despite being sidelined with an injury to her left knee.

The 33-year-old American was forced to abandon her defence of the China Open earlier this month due to the injury, with second-ranking Maria Sharapova going on to win the tournament.

But she is still nearly 2 000 points clear of the Russian atop the rankings.

Injury has also blighted Canada's Eugenie Bourchard as she had to pull out of her second round tie in Linz last week.

That meant she dropped down one spot in the rankings from sixth to seventh with Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland moving ahead of her.

WTA world rankings:

1. Serena Williams (USA) 8 645

2. Maria Sharapova (RUS) 6 680

3. Simona Halep (ROM) 6 246

4. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 6 126

5. Li Na (CHN) 5 020

6. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 4 650 (+1)

7. Eugénie Bouchard (CAN) 4 523 (-1)

8. Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 4 435

9. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 4 215

10. Angelique Kerber (GER) 3 745

11. Sara Errani (ITA) 3 085

12. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 2 970 (+1)

13. Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 2 945 (+1)

14. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 2 908 (-2)

15. Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 2 642

16. Andrea Petkovic (GER) 2 495

17. Lucie Safarova (CZE) 2 460

18. Samantha Stosur (AUS) 2 430

19. Carla Suarez (ESP) 2 430

20. Venus Williams (USA) 2 370

Read more on:    serena williams  |  tennis

What To Read Next


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
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

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.