18-y.o. Putintseva made the ten-line move thanks to her victory in the first round of the Dubai Open. Earlier the Kazakhstan’s tennis professional was ranked no higher than the 97th line.
Kseniya Pervak lost six lines in a week and stopped at the 90th line, next to Yuliya Putintseva. Kazakhstan’s Tennis No.1 Yaroslava Shvedova also failed to keep her position and moved down to the 34th line from the previous 32nd. One more Kazakhstan’s tennis professional Galina Voskoboyeva moved four lines up and became 107th.
Zarina Diyas, who currently plays in the Malaysia Open, moved to the 245th line from the 242nd line.
There was a change in the TOP-10 WTA ranking in recent weeks. Czech tennis professional Petra Kvitova moved up to the seventh line and replaced Italy’s Sara Errani, who became 8th. American Serena Williams is still the leader of the ranking. Belarus’ Victoria Azarenka and Russia’s Maria Sharapova follow her.
The WTA ranking as for February 25, 2013 (numbers in brackets stand for the previous position in the rating):
1 (1). Serena Williams (USA) - 10365;
2 (2).) Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) - 10325;
3 (3). Maria Sharapova (Russia) - 9715;
4 (4). Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) - 7505;
5 (5). Li Na (China) - 6130;
6 (6). Angelique Kerber (Germany) - 5400;
7 (8). Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) - 4980;
8 (7). Sara Errani (Italy) - 4915;
9 (9). Samantha Stosur (Australia) - 3835;
10 (10). Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) - 3570;