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Serena still leads in WTA rankings after Italian Open victory



serena-m-mainSerena Williams reinforced her huge lead at the top of the WTA rankings a week out from the start of the French Open after winning the Italian Open on Sunday.

Williams beat fellow American, Madison Keys, in the final in Rome to set herself up nicely for Roland Garros.

Second place in the rankings was reclaimed by Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska from Germany’s Angelique Kerber, who suffered an early exit in the Italian capital.

Victoria Azarenka moved up a place to fifth at the expense of Romania’s Simona Halep and Timea Bacsinszky and Flavia Pennetta were also climbers in the top 10.

Meanwhile, Andy Murray, has reclaimed second place in the world rankings from Roger Federer after beating world No 1 Novak Djokovic in the final of the Rome Masters on Sunday.

The Scot underlined his credentials for the upcoming French Open at Roland Garros by beating Djokovic 6-3, 6-3 on his 29th birthday.

Milos Raonic of Canada is up a place to ninth and Richard Gasquet climbs two places to 10th.
Their rise comes at the expense of Spain’s David Ferrer, who drops three places to 12th after his third-round defeat in Rome to Lucas Pouille of France.

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