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Serena way ahead in rankings

Serena Williams (AFP)
Serena Williams (AFP)

Paris - Germany's Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep of Romania both moved up two places in the WTA world top 10 rankings, with Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic slipping down three spots.

Serena Williams continues to dominate the rankings and is nearly a massive 6 000 points clear of second ranked Li Na of China despite going out in the semi-finals in Dubai last week to Alize Cornet of France.

Sister Venus, who won the title in Dubai, her first tournament triumph in 16 months, gained 15 places to stand at 29th.

South Africa's No 1 player, Chanelle Scheepers, moved up one spot to No 77.

WTA Top 20 rankings:

1. Serena Williams (USA) 12,660 pts

2. Li Na (CHN) 6,795

3. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 5,705

4. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 5,681

5. Maria Sharapova (RUS) 5,206

6. Angelique Kerber (GER) 4,490 (+2)

7. Simona Halep (ROM) 4,435 (+2)

8. Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 4,380 (-1)

9. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 4,365 (-3)

10. Sara Errani (ITA) 4,195

11. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 3,185

12. Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 3,155

13. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 3,056

14. Roberta Vinci (ITA) 2,940

15. Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) 2,725 (+1)

16. Sabine Lisicki (GER) 2,650 (-1)

17. Samantha Stosur (AUS) 2,605

18. Sloane Stephens (USA) 2,415

19. Eugnie Bouchard (CAN) 2,365

20. Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 2,285

Other:

77. Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) 795  (+1)

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