WTA Tour

Sharapova moves up to No 2

2013-03-18 14:33
Maria Sharapova (AFP)

Paris - Maria Sharapova's tournament win at Indian Wells on Saturday has moved her up to second place in the WTA world rankings, behind Serena Williams.

The Russian edged ahead of Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, the Australian Open winner who was the title-holder in California, but who had to pull out at the quarter-final stage due to an ankle injury.

Sharapova, who has twice been world No 1 during her career, will have a chance to top the rankings once again when she plays in the Miami Masters starting later this week, but this time she will have Serena Williams in opposition.

WTA world rankings

1. Serena Williams (USA) 10 365
2. Maria Sharapova (RUS) 10 015
3. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 9 575
4. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 7 395
5. Li Na (CHN) 5 880
6. Angelique Kerber (GER) 5 400
7. Sara Errani (ITA) 5 160
8. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 5 150
9. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 4 130
10. Samantha Stosur (AUS) 4 005
11. Marion Bartoli (FRA) 3 155
12. Nadia Petrova (RUS) 3 050
13. Maria Kirilenko (RUS) 2 871
14. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 2 695
15. Roberta Vinci (ITA) 2 545
16. Sloane Stephens (USA) 2 490
17. Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 2 466
18. Venus Williams (USA) 1 940
19. Lucie Safarova (CZE) 1 930
20. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 1 905

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