Rankings update

Rankings update

Ana’s singles and doubles rankings remain unchanged at 15th and 50th respectively in the latest lists published by the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour today. She also stays at No.14 in the Porsche Race.

Ana was not in action last week, having withdrawn from the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart because of injury. She in not competing this week either, but may move to a new career-high ranking next week due to those ahead of her losing points.

No.14 Anastasia Myskina is also sidelined with an injury so she is unable to defend the 75 points she accrued at the Kremlin Cup 12 months ago. Ana will automatically overtake her. No.12 Francesca Schiavone is under pressure to maintain her position because she earned 210 points in Moscow last year. She is currently 91 points ahead of Ana and will need to reach at least the semi-finals to stay in front of the 18-year-old.

The main change within the top 10 sees Nadia Petrova, who won in Stuttgart yesterday, move up two to places to No.5. The winner of last week’s AIG Japan Open in Tokyo, Marion Bartoli, rises to a new career high of No.19.

The biggest fallers in the new rankings are Lindsay Davenport, down two places to No.13, and Daniela Hantuchova. Despite reaching her first quarter-final since January in Stuttgart, the Slovakian drops out of the top 20.

Current Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles top 20:

1 Amelie Mauresmo (Fra) 3,593pts
2 Justine Henin-Hardenne (Bel) 3,473pts
3 Maria Sharapova (Rus) 3,037pts
4 Svetlana Kuznetsova (Rus) 2,408pts
5 Nadia Petrova (Rus) 2,161pts
6 Kim Clijsters (Bel) 2,110pts
7 Elena Dementieva (Rus) 1,983pts
8 Martina Hingis (Sui) 1,850pts
9 Patty Schnyder (Sui) 1,843pts
10 Dinara Safina (Rus) 1,502pts
11 Nicole Vaidisova (Cze) 1,376pts
12 Francesca Schiavone (Ita) 1,288pts
13 Lindsay Davenport (USA) 1,280pts
14 Anastasia Myskina (Rus) 1,208pts
15 Ana Ivanovic (SCG) 1,197pts
16 Jelena Jankovic (Scg) 1,187pts
17 Mary Pierce (Fra) 983pts
18 Anna-Lena Groenefeld (Ger) 948pts
19 Marion Bartoli (Fra) 923pts
20 Na Li (Chn) 875.75pts

Photo: Stephanie Morel