WTA Tour

Serena reinforces huge rankings lead

2016-05-16 11:55
Serena Williams (AFP)

Paris - Serena Williams reinforced her huge lead at the top of the WTA Tour rankings a week out from the start of the French Open after winning the Italian Open on Sunday.

Williams beat fellow American Madison Keys in the final in Rome to set herself up nicely for Roland Garros.

Second place in the rankings was reclaimed by Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska from Germany's Angelique Kerber, who suffered an early exit in the Italian capital.

Elsewhere, Victoria Azarenka moved up a place to fifth at the expense of Romania's Simona Halep and Timea Bacsinszky and Flavia Pennetta were also climbers in the top 10.

WTA Top 20

1. Serena Williams (USA) 9 030 pts

2. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 5 850

3. Angelique Kerber (GER) 5 740

4. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 5 196

5. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 4 341

6. Simona Halep (ROM) 4 301

7. Roberta Vinci (ITA) 3 505

8. Belinda Bencic (SUI) 3 330

9. Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 3 150

10. Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 2 963

11. Venus Williams (USA) 2 886

12. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 2 878

13. Lucie Safarova (CZE) 2 843

14. Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) 2 585

15. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 2 585

16. Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 2 560

17. Madison Keys (USA) 2 541

18. Sara Errani (ITA) 2 450

19. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 2 420

20. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 2 416

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