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Li Na of China ranked World No. 2 in WTA Singles Ranking

Feb 18, 2014 15:39 IST

Li Na of China was ranked World Number 2 in the latest Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) singles ranking released on 17 February 2014. Li Na became the first Asian player, Male or Female, to hold the WTA World No. 2 singles ranking.

She moved to second spot with 6690 points behind the American great Serena Williams, the 17-time Grand Slam title-winner, on 12380 points. She was ranked World No. 3 in WTA singles ranking in 2013.

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The previous Asian record was No.4 for Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan.

Li Na, 32, won the Australian Open 2014 adding to her only Grand Slam title French Open which she won in 2011. In all she has won nine WTA titles in her career including Australian Open and Shenzhen Open in 2014 and two WTA doubles titles.

In another break through for the Asian tennis and especially Chinese tennis, Peng Shuai of China was rated the top women's doubles player in the latest released WTA doubles rankings.
The Women’s Tennis Association singles ranking

Rank

Player

Country

1

Serena Williams

USA

2

Li Na

China

3

Agnieska Radwanska

Poland

4

Victoria Azarenaka

Belarus

5

Maria Sharapova

Russia

6

Petra Kvitova

CZE

7

Jelena Jankovic

Serbia

8

Angelique Kerber

Germany

9

Simona Halep

Romania

10

Sara Erranil

Italy

About Women Tennis Association (WTA)

The WTA is the global leader in women’s professional sport with more than 2500 players representing 92 nations competing for a record 118 million dollar in prize money at the WTA’s 54 events and four Grand Slams in 33 countries.

It was founded in 1973 by tennis great Billie Jean King of the US uniting all of women's professional tennis in one tour. It is headquartered in St. Petersburg, USA.

Current WTA Chairman and CEO is Stacey Allaster.

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