Safina stays top in WTA rankings; Dementieva, Wozniacki move up

September 21st, 2009 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS  

Serena Williams Hamburg, Sep 21 (DPA) Dinara Safina stayed ahead of the Williams sisters Serena and Venus in the WTA tennis rankings released Monday.
The Russian Safina has 8,340 points, with Serena Williams on 7,807 and sister Venus on 6,645.

US Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark continued to move up the rankings, improving to a career-best fifth, one behind Elena Dementieva of Russia who gained a place to fourth.

Fellow Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova slipped two places to sixth, while the remaining positions in the leading 10 remained unchanged.

Top-10

1.Dinara Safina, Russia, 8,340 points

2.Serena Williams, United States, 7,807

3.Venus Williams, United States, 6,645

4.Elena Dementieva, Russia, 6,015

5.Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark, 5,850

6.vetlana Kuznetsova, Russia, 5,580

7.Vera Zvonareva, Russia, 5,330

8.Jelena Jankovic, Serbia, 5,300

9.Victoria Azarenka, Belarus, 4,592

10.Flavia Pennetta, Italy, 3,490

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