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Azarenka moves to second

2013-08-05 14:23
Victoria Azarenka (AP)

Berlin - Victoria Azarenka of Belarus climbs to second behind Serena Williams of the United States in the women's tennis rankings released on Monday by the WTA.

Azarenka, who was beaten 6-2, 6-3 by Australia's Samantha Stosur in Sunday's final of the Southern California Open, moves ahead of Maria Sharapova of Russia.

Williams, on 11,245 points, has a clear lead over Azarenka, on 8 805, with Sharapova on 8 765. The rest of the top 10 is unchanged.

WTA top 10 as of August 5 (previous ranking in parenthesis):

1. (1) Serena Williams, United States, 11 245 points

2. (3) Victoria Azarenka, Belarus, 8 805

3. (2) Maria Sharapova, Russia, 8 765

4. (4) Agnieszka Radwanska, Poland, 6 165

5. (5) Li Na, China, 5 555

6. (6) Sara Errani, Italy, 5 100

7. (7) Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic, 4 435

8. (8) Marion Bartoli, France, 4 365

9. (9) Angelique Kerber, Germany, 3 920

10. (10) Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark, 3 660.

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