WTA Tour

Azarenka back into world top 10

2016-03-21 13:54
Victoria Azarenka (AFP)

Paris - Victoria Azarenka has returned to the world top 10 for the first time since August 2014 on the back of her win over top-ranked Serena Williams in the final of Indian Wells on Sunday.

A former world No 1 herself, the Belarussian has struggled with injury and motivation over the last two years, but has been gradually working her way back and her victory moves her up seven places to eighth.

Going the other way is Maria Sharapova. The Russian is injured and under the cloud of a failed drug test and she has fallen out of the top 10 for the first time since January 2011.

Elsewhere, Agnieszka Radwanska is back up to second place thanks to her run into the semi-finals at Indian Wells, but she trails well behind the dominant Williams.

WTA world Top 20

1. Serena Williams (USA) 9 505

2. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 5 775

3. Angelique Kerber (GER) 5 700

4. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 4 776

5. Simona Halep (ROM) 3 960

6. Carla Suarez (ESP) 3 800

7. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 3 698

8. Viktoria Azarenka (BLR) 3 595

9. Roberta Vinci (ITA) 3 540

10. Belinda Bencic (SUI) 3 450

11. Maria Sharapova (RUS) 3 442

12. Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 3 153

13. Venus Williams (USA) 3 092

14. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 2 795

15. Lucie Safarova (CZE) 2 768

16. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 2 695

17. Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 2 531

18. Sara Errani (ITA) 2 530

19. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 2 480

20. Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 2 345

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