Mauresmo passes Venus in the rankings
Mauresmo overtakes Venus Williams in WTA rankings
November 3, 2003
AFP - Nov 3, 9:40 am EST
MIAMI, United States (AFP) - France's Amelie Mauresmo leapfrogged Venus Williams in the WTA rankings released thanks to her weekend WTA victory in Philadelphia.
Mauresmo, 24, moves up one spot into sixth while Williams, who has not played since the Wimbledon final in July with an abdominal strain, has dropped to seventh.
Williams has also withdrawn from the season-ending WTA Tour Championships which begins Wednesday in Los Angeles, along with sister Serena and fellow American Lindsay Davenport.
Belgian Kim Clijsters holds the number one spot ahead of compatriot Justine Henin-Hardenne.
1. Kim Clijsters (BEL) 6596pts
2. Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 6461
3. Serena Williams (USA) 4400
4. Lindsay Davenport (USA) 3057
5. Jennifer Capriati (USA) 2746
6. Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) 2736
7. Venus Williams (USA) 2507
8. Anastasia Myskina (RUS) 2492
9. Elena Dementieva (RUS) 2340
10. Chanda Rubin (USA) 2231
11. Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 2139
12. Nadia Petrova (RUS) 1994
13. Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 1808
14. Jelena Dokic (SEM) 1528
15. Paola Suarez (ARG) 1526