Ana climbs to No.22

Ana climbs to No.22

Ana moves up one place to No.22 in the latest Sony Ericsson WTA Tour rankings, which are published today. The rise is a result of Frenchwoman Nathalie Dechy falling four places.

In the Porsche Race, which determines the eight qualifiers for the season-ending Sony Ericsson Championships, Ana is also ranked 22nd. Meanwhile, her doubles ranking falls two places to No.92.

The only change within the singles top 20 sees Lindsay Davenport and Svetlana Kuznetsova swap positions, with the American moving up one place to No.6.

Ana plays her second match at the Ordina Open in s’Hertogenbosch, Holland tomorrow. She has no ranking points to defend from the corresponding week last year.

The points breakdown of the Tier III event is: Second Round, 16pts; Quarter-Finals, 30pts; Semi-Finals, 55pts; Runner-Up, 85pts; Winner, 120pts.

Current Sony Ericsson WTA Tour top 25:

1 Amelie Mauresmo (Fra) 3,306pts
2 Kim Clijsters (Bel) 3,113pts
3 Justine Henin-Hardenne (Bel) 2,408pts
4 Maria Sharapova (Rus) 2,400pts
5 Nadia Petrova (Rus) 2,308pts
6 Lindsay Davenport (USA) 2,080pts
7 Svetlana Kuznetsova (Rus) 2,020pts
8 Elena Dementieva (Rus) 1,956pts
9 Mary Pierce (Fra) 1,810pts
10 Patty Schnyder (Sui) 1,753pts
11 Anastasia Myskina (Rus) 1,439pts
12 Venus Williams (USA) 1,420pts
13 Nicole Vaidisova (Cze) 1,401pts
14 Francesca Schiavone (Ita) 1,357pts
15 Martina Hingis (Sui) 1,334pts
16 Anna-Lena Groenefeld (Ger) 1,284pts
17 Dinara Safina (Rus) 1,243pts
18 Daniela Hantuchova (Svk) 1,052pts
19 Flavia Pennetta (Ita) 991pts
20 Maria Kirilenko (Rus) 841pts
21 Ai Sugiyama (Jpn) 785.50pts
23 Shahar Peer (Isr) 748.75pts
24 Katarina Srebotnik (Slo) 742.50pts
25 Nathalie Dechy (Fra) 734pts