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Romania's Begu climbs to spot 25 in WTA rankings

Irina Begu

Romanian tennis player Irina Begu climbed 6 positions to spot 25 in the latest Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings released on Monday. Begu thus made a comeback to her highest ranking reached on October 12, 2015.

Romania has another two players in the top 100 ranking - Monica Niculescu on position 58 (-2) and Sorana Cirstea on spot 92 (-2). Ana Bogdan also succeeded her best position so far, WTA's No. 112.

In the doubles' rankings Monica Niculescu is further on spot 16, Irina Begu is steady on 46, Raluca Olaru lost one notch to 60 and Andreea Mitu dropped six places to 79. In the WTA Road to Singapore rankings Simona Halep is further on third position and Irina Begu leaped 13 spots to 20th. In the WTA rankings by this year's prize money, Simona Halep is 5th with 2.5 million US dollars and Begu is 28th with 736,000 dollars.

The latest WTA rankings are as follows (former positions in brackets):

Singles:

1 (1). Serena Williams (USA) 8,300 points

2 (2). Angelique Kerber (Germany) 6,380

3 (3). Simona Halep (Romania) 5,970

4 (4) Garbine Muguruza Blanco (Spain) 5,481

5 (5). Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) 5,340

6 (6). Venus Williams (USA) 4,010

7 (7). Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) 3,761

8 (8). Roberta Vinci (Italy) 3,550

9 (9). Madison Keys (USA) 3,401

10 (10). Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) 3,060

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Romanian players:

25 (31). Irina Begu 1,865

58 (56). Monica Niculescu 990

92 (90). Sorana Cirstea 736

112 (127). Ana Bogdan 557

126 (121). Patricia Tig 472

194 (190). Andreea Mitu 283

230 (227). Cristina Dinu 231

236 (235). Alexandra Dulgheru 221

264 (262). Alexandra Cadantu 184

273 (269). Mihaela Buzarnescu 166

282 (281). Nicoleta Dascalu 152 etc.

Doubles:

1 (1). Martina Hingis (Switzerland) 10,790 points

1 (1). Sania Mirza (India) 10,790

3 (3). Caroline Garcia (France) 6,605

4 (4). Kristina Mladenovic (France) 6,180

5 (5). Yaroslava Shvedova (Kazakhstan) 5,820

6 (6). Yung-Jan Chan (Taiwan) 5,510

6 (6). Hao-Ching Chan (Taiwan) 5,510

8 (8). Elena Vesnina (Russia) 5,200

9 (9). Lucie Hradecka (Czech Rep.) 4,395

10 (11). Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 4,320

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Romanian players:

16 (16). Monica Niculescu 3,270

46 (46). Irina Begu 1,830

60 (61). Raluca Olaru 1,385

79 (76). Andreea Mitu 1,108 etc.

WTA Road to Singapore (singles):

1 (1). Serena Williams (USA) 6,270 points

2 (2). Angelique Kerber (Germany) 5,217

3 (3). Simona Halep (Romania) 3,479

4 (4). Garbine Muguruza (Spain) 3,038

5 (5). Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) 2,801

6 (6). Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) 2,732

7 (7). Madison Keys (USA) 2,706

8 (8). Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) 2,519

9 (9). Johanna Konta (UK) 2,332

10 (10). Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) 2,272

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20 (33). Irina Begu (Romania) 1,423

69 (68). Monica Niculescu (Romania) 712

70 (69) Sorana Cirstea (Romania) 698

 

Prize money in 2016:

1. Serena Williams (USA) 6,815,560 US dollars

2. Angelique Kerber (Germany) 4,880,887

3. Garbine Muguruza (Spain) 2,694,936

4. Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) 2,651,080

5. Simona Halep (Romania) 2,580,949

6. Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) 1,615,335

7. Venus Williams (USA) 1,545,172

8. Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) 1,540,244

9. Elena Vesnina (Russia) 1,539,899

10. Madison Keys (USA) 1,434,232

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Romanian players:

28. Irina Begu 736,512

45. Monica Niculescu 513,839

90. Sorana Cirstea 251,284

Agerpres

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