Google Down the Line!: Rafa officially tops ATP rankings while Fran makes Top 10 debut

Monday, June 7, 2010

Rafa officially tops ATP rankings while Fran makes Top 10 debut

The ATP World Tour rankings were released today with Rafael Nadal officially replacing Roger Federer as the world's top baller after winning his fifth Roland Garros championship this weekend. Fed falls back to the second spot.

Robin Soderling moved up one spot to No. 6 after reaching the RG final for the second consecutive year, as did Andy Roddick who now sits at No. 7. Reigning U.S. Open champ Juan Martin del Potro, who is recovering from wrist surgery, fell two spots to No. 8. He made the semifinals of Roland Garros last year.

The WTA saw some big moves today with the Roland Garros ladies' champ Francesca Schiavone making her debut in the Top 10 after leaping 11 big spots to land at No. 6. Her compatriot Flavia Pennetta matched her best result in Paris by reaching the fourth round and jumped five spots in the rankings to the 10th position.

This weekend's finalist, Sam Stosur, remained at No. 7 while Kim Clijsters moved up one spot to the ninth position. The Belgian pulled out of RG to recover from a foot injury she sustained at FED CUP. Her compatriot, four-time champ Justine Henin, moved up five spots to re-enter the Top 20 at No. 18 after her fourth-round appearance.

Svetlana Kuznetsova + Dinara Safina took big hits after their campaigns failed miserably in the City of Lights falling out of the Top 10. The 2009 RG champ went out in the third round and fell 13 nasty spots to land at No. 19 while last year's finalist tumbled from No. 9 down to No. 20 with her first round loss in Paris. Elena Dementieva is now the only Russian lady baller left in the Top 10 - astounding.

[Photo(s): ATP + WTA]

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  1. Girl, it is City of Light, not City of Lights. Don't get it wrong, or Carrie Bradshaw will be made at you.

  2. Congrats to Rafa & Fran!

    And Burberry, what's wrong with that ;)


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