Azarenka or Williams to be No 1
MELBOURNE, Australia — Victoria Azarenka or Serena Williams will hold the WTA’s No. 1 ranking Monday depending on the result of Saturday’s Australian Open final between Azarenka and China’s Li Na.
Azarenka will maintain the top ranking if she wins, the WTA said Saturday. If Li captures her second career Grand Slam, quarterfinal loser Serena Williams will take over No. 1.
Williams would be the oldest woman to hold the top ranking — 31 years, 4 months — since computer rankings began in 1975. Chris Evert at the age of 30 years, 11 months, was formerly the oldest in November 1985.
The rest of the top five after either Azarenka or Williams at 1 or 2 is semifinal loser Maria Sharapova at No. 3, Agnieszka Radwanska at No. 4 and Li moving up to fifth from sixth.
Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94