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25.02.2013 Tennis

Tennis : Top 20 return for Venus

By Abigail Buxton - en.africatopsports.com
Tennis : Top 20 return for Venus
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Venus Williams who is the former No.1 has returned to the top 20 in the latest WTA rankings which is today Monday that sees her sister Serena stay on top ahead of Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova.

The 32-year-old Venus climbed to 20th spot, despite not winning more points, as Germany's Julia Goerges dropped to 24th.

Furthermore, former world No 1 Jelena Jankovic, of Serbia, rose three places to 21st after winning the Bogota Open on Sunday - her first victory since 2010 and the 13th of her career.

In the top 10, Czech player Petra Kvitova jumped one place to seventh after her victory in Dubai against Italy's Sara Errani, who dropped to eighth.

Latest WTA world rankings:
1. Serena Williams (USA) 10.365 pts
2. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 10.325
3. Maria Sharapova (RUS) 9715
4. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 7505
5. Li Na (CHN) 6130
6. Angelique Kerber (GER) 5400
7. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 4980 (+1)
8. Sara Errani (ITA) 4915 (-1)
9. Samantha Stosur (AUS) 3835
10. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 3570
11. Marion Bartoli (FRA) 3265
12. Nadia Petrova (RUS) 3050
13. Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 2836
14. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 2695 (+1)
15. Maria Kirilenko (RUS) 2671 (-1)
16. Roberta Vinci (ITA) 2665 (+1)
17. Sloane Stephens (USA) 2535 (-1)
18. Lucie Safarova (CZE) 2065
19. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 1950
20. Venus Williams (USA) 1810 (+1) - Sapa-AFP

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