Mauresmo reclaims top ranking

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:35 IST

Australian Open champion Amelie Mauresmo will start this week's Nasdaq-100 Open in the United States as the top-ranked woman in the world once again.

Mauresmo reclaims top ranking
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Australian Open champion Amelie Mauresmo will start this week's Nasdaq-100 Open in the United States as the top-ranked woman in the world once again. Mauresmo replaced Kim Clijsters atop the WTA Tour rankings on Monday, regaining the No. 1 position she held for five weeks in September-October 2004. She is the first and only French man or woman to be No. 1, and leads the WTA Tour this year with three titles, including her first Grand Slam. She has 3,511 points, and Clijsters 3,290. In the previous rankings on March 6, Mauresmo trailed by only 28 points. Clijsters won the Indian Wells title last year, but the Belgian has been out injured and fell to No. 2 in the rankings after losing her points from that win. Justine Henin-Hardenne was third in the rankings, followed by Sharapova and Lindsay Davenport. Mary Pierce, Nadia Petrova, Elena Dementieva, Patty Schnyder and Venus Williams round out the top 10. All the players except the injured Davenport are entered in the Nasdaq-100 Open, starting on Wednesday in Key Biscayne. Clijsters is the defending champion. (AP)

Topics : Tennis
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