Safina heads WTA list into Wimbledon

June 22nd, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS  

Serena Williams Hamburg, June 22 (DPA) Dinara Safina of Russia took the women’s number one ranking in tennis into the Wimbledon fortnight which began Monday.
Safina has 9,801 points in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) list as she eyes her first career Grand Slam title after losing three finals at the majors in the past.

American Serena Williams is second on 8,158 and her sister Venus, the two-time defending Wimbledon champion, third on 7,217 points.

WTA top 10 as of June 22 (previous ranking in parenthesis):

1. (1) Dinara Safina, Russia, 9,801 points

2. (2) Serena Williams, United States, 8,158

3. (3) Venus Williams, United States, 7,217

4. (4) Elena Dementieva, Russia, 6,591

5. (5) Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia, 6,191

6. (6) Jelena Jankovic, Serbia, 6,100

7. (7) Vera Zvonareva, Russia, 5,360

8. (8) Victoria Azarenka, Belarus, 4,746

9. (9) Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark, 4,680

10. (10) Nadia Petrova, Russia, 3,520

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