Written by Senior Tennis Editor Peter Gehr
The most recent changes show Maria Sharapova tennis moves to No. 2 in WTA rankings. With just under 400 points between Sharapova and Kvitova (who now sits at No. 3) the 2012 season has seen women’s tennis players gearing up for positioning themselves to gain ground in their ranking. There’s not a huge difference in points amongst the top 4 seeds, and the competition will be fierce to retain their crowns.
With the soon-coming French Open it will be all eyes on center court to see who will rise to the occasion as women’s tennis continues to put pressure on its competitors and with injuries playing a major role in the shifts and changes in WTA ranking, this new season will no doubt bring changes to the current positions.
Maria Sharapova Tennis Moves to No. 2 in WTA Rankings
Maria Sharapova is the only change in this week’s rankings, as she cruised back to world No.2 position for the first time in 2012.
2012 Australian Open runner-up, Sharapova having shown an excellent performance since the start of the season has overcome the last year Wimbledon champion to cruise into the world No.2 potions in the latest WTA Rankings with a quarterfinals show in the 2012 Paris Open, last week.
Meanwhile, 2012 Australian Open champion, Victoria Azarenka continues to be the world No.1 in WTA Rankings with a total of 8585-points on the WTA rankings table.
The only change in this week’s WTA rankings was the 2011 Wimbledon champion; Petra Kvitova has been dropped to No.3 with a total of 7320.
Angelique Kerber, who won her first WTA title on Sunday beating the second-seeded player and world No.7, Marion Bartoli in three set thriller with a score line of 7-6 (3), 5-7, 6-3 in the Open GDF Suez final has moved 5-palces up to reach her career best ranking of 22.
WTA rankings as of Feb 6, 2012
WTA top-10 Rankings
1. Victoria Azarenka (Blrl) 8585
2. Maria Sharapova (Rus) 7680
3. Petra Kvitova (Czech) 7320
4. Caroline Wozniacki (Den) 7085
5. Samantha Stosur (Aus) 5430
6. Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol) 5330
7. Marion Bartoli (Fra) 4770
8. Vera Zvonareva (Rus) 4695
9. Na Li (CHN) 4450
10. Andrea Petkovic (Ger) 4580 Click here to visit the original source of this post
Maria Sharapova tennis moves to No. 2 in WTA rankings, and with signs of a new burst of energy for the Russian tennis sensation I believe she will continue grunting her way through the major Grand Slams with potential wins forecast. Her team is working tirelessly to strengthen her game and up the ante in her dynamism on the court. Having enduring injuries herself in 2011, Sharapova proves through her performance at the Australian Open that her ability and agility still reveals her champion qualities on the court.