Tennis

Wozniacki, Clijsters swap spots

2011-02-21 16:20
Caroline Wozniacki (AFP)

Berlin - Caroline Wozniacki regained the top spot from Kim Clijsters in the WTA rankings issued Monday.

The 20-year-old Dane secured the lead by reaching the semi-finals of the Dubai Championships. She went on to win the tournament Sunday by defeating Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 6-3 in the final.

It ended a brief spell as number one for Clijsters, who took over the summit of the WTA standings for the third time in her career after winning the Australian Open on January 30.

WTA top 10 as of February 21 (previous ranking in parenthesis):

1. (2) Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark, 9 430

2. (1) Kim Clijsters, Belgium, 8 835 points

3. (3) Vera Zvonareva, Russia, 7 155

4. (5) Samantha Stosur, Australia, 5 086

5. (4) Francesca Schiavone, Italy, 4 051

6. (8) Jelena Jankovic, Serbia, 4 655

7. (7) Li Na, China, 4 300

8. (6) Venus Williams, United States, 3 745

9. (9) Victoria Azarenka, Belarus, 3 440

10. (10) Agnieszka Radwanska, Poland, 3 170

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