Romanian tennis player Simona Halep is up one place from last week, currently at No. 9, her best position so far in the WTA ranking of the world's best professional tennis players released on Monday.
At the same time, this is the best position in the WTA rankings of a Romanian player, except for Irina Spirlea's No. 7 and her current manager, Virginia Ruzici's No. 8. The ascent of the 22-year-old Romanian may continue, given that she is only 100 points behind No. 7, Serbian Jelena Jankovic.
While Halep, who won on Sunday, February 16, the Doha tournament, the 7th WTA tournament in her career, is going up in the rankings, Sorana Cirstea is down one position, at No. 27. Monica Niculescu is up one place, at No. 53 and Alexandra Cadantu stays at No. 60.
The rankings continue to be topped by US Serena Williams, with a considerable lead, followed by Chinese Na Li and Polish Agnieszka Radwanska, who each are one place up, after Victoria Azarenka dropped to No. 4.
In doubles, Monica Niculescu has reached the 43rd place, and Chinese Shuai Peng is the new leader. AGERPRES