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Wozniacki on top of the world

2010-11-01 22:24

Paris - Caroline Wozniacki has ended the year as world number one despite losing to Kim Clijsters in the final of the WTA Championships in Doha on Sunday.

The Dane has also yet to win a Grand Slam tournament, but her consistency and frequency of play over the year meant that she easily had enough points to top the rankings.

Clijsters, who also won the US Open in September, had to settle for third place, her best end-of-year finish since 2005.

Second place went to Vera Zvonareva of Russia, who lost in the finals at Wimbledon and the US Open.

Australian Open and Wimbledon winner Serena Williams fell to fourth as she has not played since winning in London in early July due to a foot injury.

WTA top 20:

1. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 8035 pts
2. Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 6785
3 Kim Clijsters (BEL) 6635 (+1)
4. Serena Williams (USA) 5355 (-1)
5. Venus Williams (USA) 4985
6. Samantha Stosur (AUS) 4982 (+1)
7. Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 4935 (-1)
8. Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 4445
9. Elena Dementieva (RUS) 4335
10. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 4235
11. Li Na (CHN) 3540
12. Justine Henin (BEL) 3415
13. Shahar Peer (ISR) 3365
14. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 3000
15. Nadia Petrova (RUS) 2702
16. Marion Bartoli (FRA) 2645
17. Maria Sharapova (RUS) 2591
18. Aravane Rezai (FRA) 2570
19. Maria Kirilenko (RUS) 2550
20. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 2520

ATP - Top 20:

1. Rafael Nadal Spain 11880 pts
2. Roger Federer, Switzerland, 7495
3. Novak Djokovic, Serbia, 7145
4. Andy Murray, Britain, 6125
5. Robin Soderling, Sweden, 4780
6. Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic, 3715
7. Fernando Verdasco, Spain, 3330
8. David Ferrer, Spain, 3325
9. Andy Roddick, United States, 3260
10. Mikhail Youzhny, Russia, 3210
11. Nikolay Davydenko, Russia, 2955
12. Jurgen Melzer, Austria, 2650
13. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France, 2525
14. Gael Monfils, France, 2485
15. Marin Cilic, Croatia, 2330
16. Nicolas Almagro, Spain, 2195
17. Ivan Ljubicic, Croatia, 2000
18. Mardy Fish, United States, 1991
19. John Isner, United States, 1885
20. Marcos Baghdatis, Cyprus, 1830

AFP