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Ana has fallen one place in the latest Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Rankings, which are published today. The drop is due to Martina Hingis’ victory in the Internazionali d’Italia in Rome, which vaults the Swiss into the world’s top 20.
Ana was inactive last week due to the thigh injury she sustained in Berlin a fortnight ago. Consequently, she also moves down one place to No.20 in the Porsche Race. Her doubles ranking stays at No.85.
Hingis’ rise is astonishing, considering that she began the year without a ranking. She has broken into the top 15 having played just 11 tournaments. A similar performance in the second half of the season would see the Swiss challenging for a place in the top five.
Elsewhere, Rome runner-up Dinara Safina moves to a career-best No.16. The top 10 remains unchanged.
This week’s rankings will be used to determine the seedings for Roland Garros, which begins on Sunday. Lindsay Davenport has withdrawn due to injury and Mary Pierce is likely to follow her, so Ana is set to be seeded no lower than 19th, which would mean the 18-year-old potentially meeting a player seeded 9-16 in the third round.
Current Sony Ericsson WTA Tour top 25:
1 Amelie Mauresmo (Fra) 3,272pts
2 Kim Clijsters (Bel) 3,048pts
3 Nadia Petrova (Rus) 2,620pts
4 Maria Sharapova (Rus) 2,543pts
5 Justine Henin-Hardenne (Bel) 2,408pts
6 Mary Pierce (Fra) 2,302pts
7 Lindsay Davenport (USA) 2,254pts
8 Elena Dementieva (Rus) 1,990pts
9 Patty Schnyder (Sui) 1,753pts
10 Svetlana Kuznetsova (Rus) 1,711pts
11 Francesca Schiavone (Ita) 1,356pts
12 Anastasia Myskina (Rus) 1,309pts
13 Venus Williams (USA) 1,308pts
14 Martina Hingis (Sui) 1,160pts
15 Anna-Lena Groenefeld (Ger) 1,133pts
16 Dinara Safina (Rus) 1,099pts
17 Daniela Hantuchova (Svk) 1,018pts
18 Nicole Vaidisova (Cze) 1,018pts
19 Flavia Pennetta (Ita) 991pts
20 Elena Likhovtseva (Rus) 945pts
21 ANA IVANOVIC (SCG) 873PTS
22 Maria Kirilenko (Rus) 795pts
23 Nathalie Dechy (Fra) 767pts
24 Ai Sugiyama (Jpn) 749.5pts
25 Tatiana Golovin (Fra) 716pts