Sister Venus, who won the title in Dubai, her first tournament triumph in 16 months, gained 15 places to stand at 29th. Germany's Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep of Romania both moved up two places in the WTA world top 10 rankings, with Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic slipping down three spots.

WTA Top 20 rankings:

1. Serena Williams (USA) 12,660 pts
2. Li Na (CHN) 6,795
3. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 5,705
4. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 5,681
5. Maria Sharapova (RUS) 5,206
6. Angelique Kerber (GER) 4,490 (+2)
7. Simona Halep (ROM) 4,435 (+2)
8. Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 4,380 (-1)
9. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 4,365 (-3)
10. Sara Errani (ITA) 4,195
11. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 3,185
12. Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 3,155
13. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 3,056
14. Roberta Vinci (ITA) 2,940
15. Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) 2,725 (+1)
16. Sabine Lisicki (GER) 2,650 (-1)
17. Samantha Stosur (AUS) 2,605
18. Sloane Stephens (USA) 2,415
19. Eugénie Bouchard (CAN) 2,365
20. Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 2,285

Courtesy: Mid Day

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