Serena Williams takes top spot in WTA rankings from Kerber

Serena Williams of the U.S. speaks at a press conference after winning the Australian Open tennis championshipsMelbourne: United States legend Serena Williams replaced German Angelique Kerber at the top of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) singles rankings released on Monday, with 7,780 points.

Serena won on Saturday her seventh Australian Open singles title after defeating her sister Venus 6-4, 6-4 in the final here, reports Efe.

Kerber, who fell to second place with 7,115 points, took the top spot in September from Williams, who ruled the rankings for 186 consecutive weeks.

The current WTA rankings and points are:

1. Serena Williams (US) 7,780 points

2. Angelique Kerber (Germany) 7,115

3. Karolina Pliskova (Czech) 5,270

4. Simona Halep (Romania) 5,073

5. Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) 4,985

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6. Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) 4,915

7. Garbiñe Muguruza (Spain) 4,720

8. Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) 3,915

9. Madison Keys (US) 3,897

10. Johanna Konta (Britain) 3,705.