Source Pravda.Ru

Anastasia Myskina rated as best Russian tennis player

Anastasia Myskina is once again rated as Russia's best lady tennis player. This became known after the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) published a new version of its ratings list November 3.

Myskina, who made it into the finals of the Philadelphia tennis tournament, rose from ninth to eight place with 2,492 points, thus brushing aside another Russian tennis player Yelena Dementyeva, who has 2,340 points, and who now places ninth.

It should be noted here that both Myskina and Dementyeva are going to take part in this season's concluding November 5-10 Los Angeles tournament.

Another Russian player Maria Sharapova, 16, also scored well, defeating Venezuela's Milagres Seguera in Quebec, Canada. Seguera, who lost in the first set 2-6, refused to fight on, saying her anklebone was injured. Consequently, Sharapova won her second trophy this year; by the way, she got her first prize in Tokyo.

The Quebec success enabled Sharapova to rise from 32nd place to 31st place with 1,075.25 points.

Another eight Russian ladies are listed among the world's best players. Their list is as follows:

Nadezhda Petrova (1,994.25 points) ............. 12th place

Vera Zvonareva (1,808 points) ...................13th place

Yelena Bovina (1,250 points) ....................21st place

Lina Krasnorutskaya (1,171.25 points) .......... 26th place

Svetlana Kuznetsova (927 points) ................36th place

Yelena Likhovtseva (879.50 points) ............. 37th place

Dinara Safina (675.75 points) ...................55th place

Alina Zhidkova (372.50 points) .................96th place

Apart from Russian tennis players, the world's top ten includes:

Kim Klijsters (Belgium, 6596 points ................First Place

Justine Anen-Ardenne (Belgium, 6,461 points) ...... Second place

Serena Williams (United States, 4,400 points) ......Third place

Lindsay Davenport (United States, 3,057 points) ....4th place

Jennifer Capriati (United States, 2,746 points) ....5th place

Amelie Moresmo (France, 2,736 points) ............ 6th place

Venus Williams (United States, 2,507 points) ...... 7th place

Chanda Rubin (United States, 2,231 points) ........ 10th place

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