Sharapova moves into top 10

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:07 IST

Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova moved into the top 10 of the WTA Tour rankings for the first time at No. 8.

Sharapova moves into top 10

London:

Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova moved into the top 10 of the WTA Tour rankings for the first time at No. 8, while two-time winner Roger Federer extended his lead atop the men's standings. Sharapova was a career-best No. 15 before the start of the tournament, which she won by beating Serena Williams 6-1, 6-4 on Saturday. Williams sisters falter Williams, on the other hand, dropped to No.14. This is her lowest spot since March 1999. Her sister Venus fell to No. 15 after losing in the second round at Wimbledon. Despite skipping the grass-court grand slam tournament with health problems, Justine Henin-Hardenne remained at No. 1, and Kim Clijsters at No. 2. Wimbledon semifinalist Amelie Mauresmo rose one spot to No. 4, switching places with French Open champion Anastasia Myskina. Lindsay Davenport stayed at No. 5, followed by Elena Dementieva, Jennifer Capriati, Sharapova, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Ai Sugiyama. Federer on top Federer added to his advantage over No. 2 Andy Roddick in the ATP entry rankings, based on the past 52 weeks and used to determine seedings at tournaments. Federer beat Roddick 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 on Sunday in the first Wimbledon final between the two top-seeded men since 1982. French Open runner-up Guillermo Coria stayed at No. 3, followed by Carlos Moya and Tim Henman. David Nalbandian, who skipped Wimbledon with an injury, fell from fourth to sixth, while 2003 French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero slid two spots to seventh after losing in Wimbledon's third round. Rainer Schuettler is No. 8, Lleyton Hewitt is No. 9, and Andre Agassi is No. 10. (AP)

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