Ana stays at No.17 in rankings

Ana stays at No.17 in rankings

There is no change in Ana’s position in the latest Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Rankings. She remains at No.17, one place off her career-best position.

In the Porsche Race, which is used to determine qualifiers for the season-ending WTA Championships, Ana drops three places to No.28: at this early stage in the season even one week of inactivity – Ana was not in action last week – is likely to see a player overtaken by those who did compete. Conversely, Ana’s doubles ranking rises by one place to No.94.

The only change in the top 10 of the women’s rankings sees Justine Henin-Hardenne leapfrog Maria Sharapova, whom she beat in the final of last week’s Dubai Duty Free Women’s Open, into fourth position. Amelie Mauresmo’s loss in the quarter-finals of the same event meant her missing out on the No.1 spot, which Kim Clijsters retains.

The biggest risers within the top 100 are Lourdes Dominguez Lino, who won the Bogota event and climbs 34 places to No.55 and Sofia Arvidsson, who won Memphis and leaps 15 places to a career-high position of No.32.

Ana doesn’t have any points to defend until the Nasdaq-100 Open in Miami, which begins on 22 March. Before that she will play in the Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, which commences next Monday.

By Gavin Versi