Simona Halep second behind Serena Williams in women's tennis rankings

Simona Halep second behind Serena Williams in women's tennis rankings
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Published April 27th, 2015 - 14:01 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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Romania's Simona Halep moved second behind Serena Williams in the WTA tennis rankings released Monday.

Halep, who last month won the Indian Wells Masters for her third title of the year, changes places with Russia's Maria Sharapova.

Williams has 9,981 points, with Halep on 7,755 and Sharapova, who went out in the second round of the just-ended Stuttgart tournament to winner Angelique Kerber of Germany, on 7,525.

Canada's Eugenie Bouchard advanced a place to sixth, while Serbia's Ana Ivanovic dropped to seventh.

WTA top 10 as of April 27 (previous ranking in parenthesis):

1. (1) Serena Williams, United States, 9,981 points 2. (3) Simona Halep, Romania, 7,755 3. (2) Maria Sharapova, Russia, 7,525 4. (4) Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic, 6,060 5. (5) Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark, 4,790 6. (7) Eugenie Bouchard, Canada, 4,122 7. (6) Ana Ivanovic, Serbia, 4,000 8 (8) Ekaterina Makarova, Russia, 3,465 9. (9) Agnieszka Radwanska, Poland, 3,345 10.(10) Carla Suarez Navarro, Spain, 3,335.

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