Clijsters drops to third in rankings

Updated: 15 August 2011 20:21 IST

Belgian Kim Clijsters dropped to third in the latest WTA rankings released on Monday after the two-time defending US Open champion was forced out of the Toronto tournament last week with an abdominal strain.

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Belgian Kim Clijsters dropped to third in the latest WTA rankings released on Monday after the two-time defending US Open champion was forced out of the Toronto tournament last week with an abdominal strain.

Russia's Vera Zvonareva moved up to second just behind Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki, who went out in the first round in Toronto.

American Serena Williams jumped 49 places to 31st after winning her second straight title at Toronto, and could be seeded for the US Open where she will target a 14th Grand Slam.

Rankings

1. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 9915 pts

2. Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 7045 (+1)

3. Kim Clijsters (BEL) 7625 (-1)

4. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 6390

5. Li Na (CHN) 5671 (+1)

6. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 5561 (+1)

7. Maria Sharapova (RUS) 5446 (-2)

8. Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 4955

9. Marion Bartoli (FRA) 4325

10. Samantha Stosur (AUS) 3775 (+1)

11. Andrea Petkovic (GER) 3530 (-1)

12. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 3335

13. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 2751 (-2)

14. Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 2710

15. Peng Shuai (CHN) 2600 (+2)

16. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 2595 (+2)

17. Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 2415 (-1)

18. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 2410 (-5)

19. Roberta Vinci (ITA) 2350 (+3)

20. Julia Goerges (GER) 2335

Topics : Tennis Kim Clijsters Caroline Wozniacki Sania Mirza Somdev Devvarman Novak Djokovic Marion Bartoli
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