Ana climbs to No.17

Ana climbs to No.17

Ana has risen one place to No.17 in the latest Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Rankings, which are published today. Ana swaps places with Russian Elena Likhovsteva, who was unable to defend her points from the corresponding week in 2005.

Ana’s position in the Porsche Race, the standings that determine the eight qualifiers for the season-ending WTA Championships, falls one place to 20th, largely because she was inactive last week. The Serbian’s doubles ranking, meanwhile, stays at No.89.

The only change within the top 10 sees Mary Pierce and Lindsay Davenport swap positions, with the Frenchwoman moving back up to No.5.

Ana is in action in the Fed Cup next week but won’t play another ranking tournament until the J&S Cup in Warsaw, which begins on 1 May.

Current Sony Ericsson WTA Tour top 20:

1 Amelie Mauresmo (Fra) 3,511pts
2 Kim Clijsters (Bel) 2,941pts
3 Justine Henin-Hardenne (Bel) 2,858pts
4 Maria Sharapova (Rus) 2,753pts
5 Mary Pierce (Fra) 2,411pts
6 Lindsay Davenport (USA) 2,329pts
7 Nadia Petrova (Rus) 2,305pts
8 Elena Dementieva (Rus) 2,086pts
9 Patty Schnyder (Sui) 1,906pts
10 Svetlana Kuznetsova (Rus) 1,503pts
11 Francesca Schiavone (Ita) 1,365pts
12 Venus Williams (USA) 1,286pts
13 Anastasia Myskina (Rus) 1,268pts
14 Nicole Vaidisova (Cze) 1,148pts
15 Anna-Lena Groenefeld (Ger) 1,026pts
16 Daniela Hantuchova (Svk) 1,005pts
17 ANA IVANOVIC (SCG) 954PTS
18 Elena Likhovtseva (Rus) 945pts
19 Flavia Pennetta (Ita) 923pts
20 Dinara Safina (Rus) 902pts