Ana remains at No.20

Ana remains at No.20

Ana stays at No.20 in the latest Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Rankings, which are published today. Her doubles ranking slips one place to No.85, while her position in the Porsche Race falls two places to No.19.

The 42 points Ana earned for reaching the third round of Rome last year were removed from her total, and replaced with the one point she was awarded with for losing in the first round of Berlin last week, albeit after retiring through injury when 6-1 ahead.

Nadia Petrova, who claimed her fourth title of the year at the weekend, by beating Justine Henin-Hardenne in the Berlin final, rises to a career best ranking of No.3. Henin-Hardenne moves up two places to No.5.

Players’ performances in this weeks events, held in Rome, Italy and Rabat, Morocco, will be compared against points accrued in Istanbul and Strasbourg last year, and totals amended accordingly. Next Monday’s ranking lists will be used to decide seedings for the French Open, which begins on Sunday 28 May.

Current Sony Ericsson WTA Tour top 20:

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) 1,964pts
9 Patty Schnyder (Sui) 1,753pts
10 Svetlana Kuznetsova (Rus) 1,577pts
11 Francesca Schiavone (Ita) 1,339pts
12 Venus Williams (USA) 1,293pts
13 Anastasia Myskina (Rus) 1,268pts
14 Anna-Lena Groenefeld (Ger) 1,121pts
15 Nicole Vaidisova (Cze) 1,074pts
16 Daniela Hantuchova (Svk) 1,018pts
17 Elena Likhovtseva (Rus) 945pts
18 Flavia Pennetta (Ita) 941pts
19 Dinara Safina (Rus) 914pts
20 ANA IVANOVIC (SCG) 873PTS