Serena still No 1

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Serena_trophy1 REUTERS Serena Williams raises her trophy after defeating Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in the US Open final. Picture: Mike Segar

Berlin – French and US Open champion Serena Williams continued to lead the way in the latest women's tennis rankings issued on Monday by the WTA.

The American Williams has 12,260 points for a big advantage over Victoria Azarenka of Belarus (9,505), with Russia's Maria Sharapova (7,866) following in an unchanged top 10.

WTA top 10 as of September 23

(previous ranking in parenthesis):

1. (1) Serena Williams, United States, 12,260 points

2. (2) Victoria Azarenka, Belarus, 9,505

3. (3) Maria Sharapova, Russia, 7,866

4. (4) Agnieszka Radwanska, Poland, 6,390

5. (5) Li Na, China, 5,565

6. (6) Sara Errani, Italy, 4,325

7. (7) Marion Bartoli, France, 3,746

8. (8) Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark, 3,565

9. (9) Angelique Kerber, Germany, 3,420

10. (10) Jelena Jankovic, Serbia, 3,245 – Sapa-dpa

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