Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Roger Federer and Serna Williams Maintained Dominance in the Tennis Ranking

Both men’s and women’s tennis ranking have been updated after the end of Australian Open 2010. You can see some big changes in both ATP and WTA Tour ranking. Roger Federer and Serna Williams are taking top position in the ranking. Except it other nine players have been shuffled in the ranking. The most notable change is that world number 2 Rafael Nadal has slipped two steps down and has taken fourth position. His defeat against Andy Murray in the quarterfinals of Australian Open 2010 let him down in the ranking. Andy Murray has been drafted in number 3 position. However, it should be noted that Rafael Nadal was suffering from knee injury. Novak Djokovic replaced Rafael Nadal in number two position.

Roger Federer will soon break Ivan Lendl’s record who remained his top position for 270 weeks. After winning 16th Grand Slam trophy in Australian Open, Roger Federer has overtaken Pete Sampras. He will also try to break Pete Sampras’s record of 286 weeks at No. 1.

Top-seeded Serna Williams has remained her dominance in the ranking. Her elder sister Venus Williams has moved to fifth position from sixth. Dinara Safina is taking the second position. Chinese player Li Na has involved in the top-10 ranking for the first time in her tennis career.

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The New York Times

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