Safina replaces Serena at number one

Updated: 21 April 2009 18:00 IST

Russia's Dinara Safina, who has never won a grand slam, on Monday took over the number one spot in the WTA rankings from Serena Williams.

Paris:

Russia's Dinara Safina, who has never won a grand slam, on Monday took over the number one spot in the WTA rankings from Serena Williams.

In the latest standings the 22-year-old Safina moves up to 8951 points, with Williams in second on 8272.

The biggest mover in the women's charts was Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova, who went from 19th to 17th on the back of her quarter-final appearance at Charleston.


WTA rankings

1. Dinara Safina (RUS) 8951 pts

2. Serena Williams (USA) 8272 (-1)

3. Elena Dementieva (RUS) 7391

4. Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 7350

5. Venus Williams (USA) 7102

6. Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 6270

7. Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 5174

8. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 4646

9. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 4308

10. Nadia Petrova (RUS) 3840

11. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 3790 (+1)

12. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 3606 (-1)

13. Marion Bartoli (FRA) 3304

14. Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 3040

15. Aliz Cornet (FRA) 2665

16. Zheng Jie (CHN) 2501

17. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 2415 (+2)

18. Anabel Medina (ESP) 2385

19. Kaia Kanepi (EST) 2310 (+1)

20. Patty Schnyder (SUI) 2269 (-3)

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