WTA Tour

Venus storms up 10 places

2015-10-05 14:31
Venus Williams (AFP)

Paris - Venus Williams was the main mover at the top of the new WTA tennis rankings published on Monday, climbing 10 places to 14th.

The veteran older sister of world number one Serena Williams won the WTA tournament in Wuhan last week, as Spain's Garbine Muguruza retired during the final due to exhaustion, although she was already a set and three games down at that point.

There was some solace for the Spaniard, though, as the Wimbledon finalist climbed three places to a career high ranking of fifth.

Serbia's Ana Ivanovic was the big loser as the former French Open champion fell six places to 15th.

WTA Rankings on October 5:

1. Serena Williams (USA) 11 285 pts

2. Simona Halep (ROM) 6 670

3. Maria Sharapova (RUS) 4 692

4. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 3 851

5. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 3 691 (+3)

6. Lucie Safarova (CZE) 3 406 (-1)

7. Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 3 253 (-1)

8. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 3 225 (-1)

9. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 3 220 (+3)

10. Angelique Kerber (GER) 3 220 (+3)

11. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 3 211

12. Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) 3 055 (-2)

13. Belinda Bencic (SUI) 3 015 (+1)

14. Venus Williams (USA) 2 972 (+10)

15. Ana Ivanovic (SER) 2 785 (-6)

16. Roberta Vinci (ITA) 2 565 (+2)

17. Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 2 508 (-2)

18. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 2 455 (+2)

19. Madison Keys (USA) 2 435 (-2)

20. Sara Errani (ITA) 2 410 (+2)

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