WTA Tour

Kerber tops WTA rankings

2017-03-20 13:26
Angelique Kerber (Getty)

Paris - Germany's Angelique Kerber on Monday ousted Serena Williams from top spot in the WTA rankings despite her fourth-round exit from Indian Wells.

Kerber, 29, the top-ranked player in the Indian Wells draw, returned to No 1 in the world despite the defeat because Williams missed the event through injury.

Elena Vesnina, 30, of Russia, who eliminated Kerber in the fourth round before going on to win the tournament, moved up to 13th in the rankings, her best ever placing.

Latest WTA rankins released Monday:

1. Angelique Kerber (GER) 7 515 points

2. Serena Williams (USA) 7 130

3. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 5 640

4. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 5 160

5. Simona Halep (ROM) 5 022

6. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 4 790

7. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 4 555

8. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 4 345

9. Madison Keys (USA) 4 007

10. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 3 850

11. Johanna Konta (GBR) 3 545

12. Venus Williams (USA) 3 485

13. Elena Vesnina (RUS) 3 320

14. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 3 225

15. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 3 095

16. Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 2 303

17. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 2 141

18. Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 2 080

19. Samantha Stosur (AUS) 2 010

20. Barbara Strycova (CZE) 1 995

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