Wednesday 23rd August, 2017
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Serena takes over as World No.1

Serena takes over as World No.1

Australian Open winner, Serena Williams, replaced Angelique Kerber as world number one in the latest WTA rankings released on Monday.

The American moved up one place courtesy of her victory in Melbourne where she got the better of sister Venus 6-4, 6-4 in the final on Saturday for a record 23rd Grand Slam title.

Kerber's defence of her Australian Open crown ended with a last 16 loss to Coco Vandeweghe with the German now down to second and her American nemesis up 15 rungs to 20th.

Melbourne quarter-finalist Karolina Pliskova climbs two spots to third.

Top 10 WTA rankings

1. Serena Williams

2. Angelique Kerber

3. Karolina Pliskova

4. Simona Halep

5. Dominika Cibulkova

6. Agnieszka Radwanska

7. Garbine Muguruza

8. Svetlana Kuznetsova

10. Johanna Konta