The Rankings – WTA

As of 12.09.2011

 

1- Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) – 9,335 – 50th week as #1 (2nd among actives, 9th all-time, 31st straight week);

2- Maria Sharapova (RUS) – 6,226 – [+2]

3- Victoria Azarenka (BLR) – 6,055 [+2] – Career High

4- Vera Zvonareva (RUS) – 5,920 – [-2]

5- Li Na (CHN) – 5,870- [+1]

6- Petra Kvitova (CZE) – 5,530 – [+1] – Career High

7- Samantha Stosur (AUS) – 5,380 – [+3]

8- Francesca Schiavone (ITA) – 4,775

9- Kim Clijsters (BEL) – 4,501 – [-6]

10- Marion Bartoli (FRA) – 4,225 – [-1]

 

The ladder

 

Though she had an early exit at the US Open, to the hands of Flavia Pennetta, Maria Sharapova has reached a personal best ranking, at #2, for the first time since June/2008 – before the shoulder injured that caused her to drop out of the top-100.

Vera Zvonareva lost for the eightieth consecutive time to Samantha Stosur at the US Open. That caused the defending runner-up to drop two spots to #4 – leaving, then, the top-3 for the first time since October/2010, before her Beijing final run.

Done for the year with recurrent injuries, the two-time defending US Open champion Kim Clijsters is down six places to #9 in the world – her lowest since June/2010, the last time she had been ranked outside the top-8. And more to come – she is not coming back to defend her WTA Championships title.

After losing to Irina Falconi in the second round in Flushing Meadows, Dominika Cibulkova is out of the top-20 (22, -7) for the first time since June, before her Wimbledon quarterfinal run, when ranked #24.

Christina McHale, who had another great run at the US Open, upsetting #8 seed Marion Bartoli before falling to Maria Kirilenko on the Ashe, rises ten spots to #45 – surpassing Bojana Jovanovski and therefore becoming the highest ranked teen in the WTA.

Kaia Kanepi, who was a defending quarterfinalist, also lost in the R64 in Flushing Meadows. That causes her to drop to #48 in the world (-14), her lowest ranking since June/2010 – before qualifying and putting on a surprise run at Wimbledon.

Reached or tied a career high this week: Sabine Lisicki (17 | +1), Roberta Vinci (18 | +2), Angelique Kerber (34 | +58), Polona Hercog (35 | +40), Irina-Camelia Begu (38 | +4), Simona Halep (42 | +11), Christina McHale (45 | +10), Petra Martic (54 | +7), Irina Falconi (74 | +5), Mona Barthel (86 | +13), Sloane Stephens (89 | +17).

 

Entering/leaving top-100:

Sloane Stepehens (89/106), Vania King (94/103) and Coco Vandeweghe (97/112) are in for Shuai Zhang (102/98), Mirjana Lucic (104/96) and Venus Williams (105/36).

 

Last week champions:

US Open – Samantha Stosur – 7 [+3]

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