Holder Serena Williams leads WTA rankings into Aussie Open

January 18th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS  

Serena Williams Hamburg, Jan 18 (DPA) Reigning champion Serena Williams of the United States started the Australian Open on Monday as the leader of the women’s tennis rankings.
Williams tops the WTA list issued on Monday with 9,195 points ahead of Russians Dinara Safina (7,600) and Svetlana Kuznetsova (6,081), who won their first-round games in Melbourne on the day.

WTA top 10 as of Jan 18 (previous ranking in parenthesis):

1. (1) Serena Williams, United States, 9,195 points

2. (2) Dinara Safina, Russia, 7,600

3. (3) Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia, 6,081

4. (4) Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark, 5,785

5. (5) Eelena Dementieva, Russia, 5,505

6. (6) Venus Williams, United States, 5,126

7. (7) Victoria Azarenka, Belarus, 4,740

8. (8) Jelena Jankovic, Serbia, 3,965

9. (9) Vera Zvonareva, Russia, 3,560

10. (10) Agnieszka Radwanska, Poland, 3,450

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