Serena retains big lead in rankings

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iol spt apr7 Serena AP Serena Williams remains dominant on top of the latest WTA world rankings released despite her early exit in Charleston. Photo by: Alan Diaz/AP

Miami – American Serena Williams remains dominant on top of the latest WTA world rankings released on Monday despite her loss in the second round at Charleston last week.

The top five remains unchanged, but Germany's Andrea Petkovic moves up 12 places to 28th and Serbia's Ana Ivanovic is up one spot to 12th after their wins at Charleston and Monterrey respectively.

1. Serena Williams (USA) 12,375 pts

2. Li Na (CHN) 7585

3. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 5980

4. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 5441

5. Simona Halep (ROM) 4695

6. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 4370

7. Angelique Kerber (GER) 4110

8. Maria Sharapova (RUS) 3961 (+1)

9. Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 3955 (-1)

10. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 3720

11. Sara Errani (ITA) 3645

12. Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 3280 (+1)

13. Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 3270 (-1)

14. Sabine Lisicki (GER) 2735 (+1)

15. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 2730 (-1)

16. Roberta Vinci (ITA) 2685

17. Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) 2660

18. Sloane Stephens (USA) 2550

19. Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 2498 (+1)

20. Samantha Stosur (AUS) 2485 (-1) – Sapa-AFP

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