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Sharapova second-best in rankings

2015-05-18 13:15
Maria Sharapova (AFP)

Paris - Maria Sharapova of Russia jumped into second place in the Serena Williams-dominated WTA rankings published on Monday thanks to her third Italian Open crown.

The double Roland Garros winner leapfrogs Romanian Simona Halep after her 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 Sunday win over Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro, who jumped two places to sit eighth.

Wiliams, who sat the Rome Open out due to an elbow injury, continues to dominate the women's rankings while her sister Venus is 15th.

Further down, Ekaterina Makarova of Russia and Andrea Petkovic both dropped to ninth and 10th respectively.

Latest WTA rankings

1. Serena Williams (USA) 9 361 pts

2. Maria Sharapova (RUS) 7 710

3. Simona Halep (ROM) 7 360

4. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 6 760

5. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 4 940

6. Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 4 167

7. Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 3 655

8. Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) 3 645

9. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 3 510

10. Andrea Petkovic (GER) 3 315

11. Angelique Kerber (GER) 3 230

12. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 3 085

13. Lucie Safarova (CZE) 2 995

14. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 2 885

15. Venus Williams (USA) 2 646

16. Madison Keys (USA) 2 325

17. Sara Errani (ITA) 2 140

18. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 2 118

19. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 2 095

20. Sabine Lisicki 2 076

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