Serena Williams, Li Na Stay On Top of WTA Singles Rankings Despite Early French Open Exits

Serena Williams and Li Na are still on top of the WTA singles rankings despite both getting knocked out early in the 2014 French Open.

Williams of the United States got knocked out in the second round and Na of China got knocked out in the first round, both to unranked opponents.

Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland, who was ranked No. 3 and also knocked out early, moved back to fourth, giving way to Simona Halep of Romania, who made it to the French Open final before losing to Maria Sharapova.

Sharapova of Russia earned the fifth spot, moving up from eighth, after her French Open title.

Petra vitova of the Czech Republic and Jelena Jankovic of Serbia maintained the sixth and seventh spots while Victoria Azarenka of Belarus fell from fifth to eighth.

Angelique Kerber of Germany and Gominika Cibulkova of Slovakia stayed in ninth and tenth, respectively. 

Outside of the top 10, Eugenie Bouchard of Canada moved up from No. 16 to No. 12 after making the semifinals at the French Open, and Samantha Stosur of Australia moved up from No. 18 to No. 17 after making it to the quarterfinals before losing to Sharapova.

Sloane Stephens of the United States stayed at No. 19 after making it to the fourth round of the French Open before losing to Halep.

Venus Williams, Serena’s sister, moved back from No. 29 to No. 30 after getting knocked out in the second round as well. If she and Serena weren’t knocked out they were due to face each other in the fourth round.

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