Kerber tops WTA rankings

Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber

Paris: Germany’s Angelique Kerber ousted Serena Williams from top spot in the WTA rankings Monday despite her fourth-round exit from Indian Wells.

Kerber, 29, the top-ranked player in the India Wells draw, returned to number one in the world despite the defeat because Williams missed the event through injury.

Elena Vesnina, 30, of Russia, who eliminated Kerber in the fourth round, moved up to 13th in the rankings, her best ever placing.

Latest WTA rankins released Monday:

1. Angelique Kerber (GER) 7,515 pts, 2. Serena Williams (USA) 7,130, 3. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 5,640, 4. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 5,160, 5. Simona Halep (ROM) 5,022, 6. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 4,790, 7. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 4,555, 8. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 4,345, 9. Madison Keys (USA) 4,007, 10. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 3,850, 11. Johanna Konta (GBR) 3,545, 12. Venus Williams (USA) 3,485, 13. Elena Vesnina (RUS) 3,320, 14. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 3,225, 15. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 3,095, 16. Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 2,303, 17. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 2,141, 18. Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 2,080, 19. Samantha Stosur (AUS) 2,010, 20. Barbara Strycova (CZE) 1,995

Federer climbs to sixth in rankings

Roger Federer jumped four places to sixth in the latest ATP rankings released Monday, leapfrogging rival Rafael Nadal following his Indian Wells Masters triumph.

Federer eliminated Nadal in the fourth round on his way to his fifth India Wells title, beating fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka in the final.

Andy Murray holds on to number one slot despite his second-round exit from India Wells while Novak Djokovic, also an early victim at India Wells, retains number two spot ahead of third placed Wawrinka.

ATP rankings released Monday:

1. Andy Murray (GBR) 12,005 pts, 2. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 8,915, 3. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 5,705, 4. Kei Nishikori (JPN) 4,730, 5. Milos Raonic (CAN) 4,480, 6. Roger Federer (SUI) 4,305, 7. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 4,145, 8. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 3,465, 9. Marin Cilic (CRO) 3,420, 10. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 3,310, 11. Gaël Monfils (FRA) 3,190, 12. David Goffin (BEL) 2,975, 13. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 2,960, 14. Tomas Berdych (CZE) 2,790, 15. Lucas Pouille (FRA) 2,456, 16. Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 2,425, 17. Jack Sock (USA) 2,375, 18. Roberto Bautista (ESP) 2,190, 19. Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) 2,025, 20. Alexander Zverev (GER) 1,850 

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