Ana falls to No.23

Ana falls to No.23

Ana has dropped two places to No.23 in the latest Sony Ericsson WTA Tour rankings, which are published today. The lists reflect players’ performances at Roland Garros, where Ana reached the third round compared to last year’s quarter-final appearance.

Ana’s defeat to tenth seed Anastasia Myskina saw her lose a total of 112 points. Consequently Maria Kirilenko, Nathalie Dechy and Ai Sugiyama have overtaken her, while Elena Likhovtseva falls behind all four players.

In the Porsche Race, which determines the eight qualifiers for the season-ending Sony Ericsson Championships, Ana moves up one place to No.22, while her doubles ranking drops one spot to No.90.

Elsewhere in the rankings, French Open winner Justine Henin-Hardenne moves up two places to No.3, runner-up Svetlana Kuznetsova climbs four places to No.6, while last year’s finalist Mary Pierce falls three positions to No.9. There are no new entrants into the top 10.

Ana’s next tournament is the Ordina Open in s’Hertogenbosch, which begins next Monday. Ana does not have any points to defend from the corresponding week 12 months ago. In fact, Ana has just 130 points to defend between now and the beginning of the indoor season in October.

Current Sony Ericsson WTA Tour top 25:

1 Amelie Mauresmo (Fra) 3,306pts
2 Kim Clijsters (Bel) 3,266pts
3 Justine Henin-Hardenne (Bel) 2,408pts
4 Maria Sharapova (Rus) 2,345pts
5 Nadia Petrova (Rus) 2,308pts
6 Svetlana Kuznetsova (Rus) 2,107pts
7 Lindsay Davenport (USA) 2,080pts
8 Elena Dementieva (Rus) 1,956pts
9 Mary Pierce (Fra) 1,810pts
10 Patty Schnyder (Sui) 1,753pts
11 Anastasia Myskina (Rus) 1,487pts
12 Venus Williams (USA) 1,420pts
13 Nicole Vaidisova (Cze) 1,401pts
14 Francesca Schiavone (Ita) 1,356pts
15 Martina Hingis (Sui) 1,334pts
16 Anna-Lena Groenefeld (Ger) 1,284pts
17 Dinara Safina (Rus) 1,248pts
18 Daniela Hantuchova (Svk) 1,052pts
19 Flavia Pennetta (Ita) 991pts
20 Maria Kirilenko (Rus) 843pts
21 Nathalie Dechy (Fra) 782pts
22 Ai Sugiyama (Jpn) 771.50pts
24 Shahar Peer (Isr) 748.75pts
25 Katarina Srebotnik (Slo) 742.50pts