China's Li Na moves into top 10

Updated: 14 June 2010 12:38 IST

China's Li Na moved back into the Top 10 of the WTA rankings released on Monday, up one place to No.10 after beating Russia's Maria Sharapova to win the Birming

Paris : China's Li Na moved back into the Top 10 of the WTA rankings released on Monday, up one place to No.10 after beating Russia's Maria Sharapova to win the Birmingham WTA title on Sunday.

Li was the first Chinese woman to break into the Top 10 earlier this year, reaching No.10 after a run to the semi-finals of the Australia Open, before dipping out of the elite group after a seven-week stay and dropping to as low as No.16.

But some solid performances on clay and this victory on the grass at Edgbaston, which acts as a warm-up event for Wimbledon, now the last of the four tennis Majors to be played on grass, have seen Li rise back up the global rankings.

1. Serena Williams (USA) 8475 pts

2. Venus Williams (USA) 6506

3. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 5970

4. Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 5780

5. Elena Dementieva (RUS) 5570

6. Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 4990

7. Samantha Stosur (AUS) 4905

8. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 4010

9. Kim Clijsters (BEL) 3890

10. Na Li (CHN) 3475 (+1)

11. Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 3450 (-1)

12. Marion Bartoli (FRA) 3246

13. Nadia Petrova (RUS) 3195

14. Shahar Peer (ISR) 3175

15. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 3170

16. Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 3110

17. Maria Sharapova (RUS) 3080

18. Justine Henin (BEL) 2855

19. Aravane Reza (FRA) 2825 (+2)

20. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 2821 (-1)
Topics : Tennis Andy Roddick Lukas Dlouhy Rohan Bopanna Leander Paes Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi Maria Sharapova
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