Bali champ Rezai up 18 places in WTA rankings

PARIS - France's Aravane Rezai moved up 18 places in the latest WTA rankings released yesterday after her victory at the weekend in the Bali Tournament of Champions.

PARIS - France's Aravane Rezai moved up 18 places in the latest WTA rankings released yesterday after her victory at the weekend in the Bali Tournament of Champions.

Rezai claimed her second career trophy with a 7-5 win as fellow Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli quit with a thigh injury after the first set on Sunday. Rezai moves up to a career-high world number 26.

Beaten finalist and French No 1 Bartoli overtakes Italy's Flavia Pennetta to end the year as number 11.

WTA Top 10: 1. Serena Williams, 2. Dinara Safina, 3. Svetlana Kuznetzova, 4. Carolina Wozniacki, 5. Elena Dementieva, 6. Venus Williams, 7. Victoria Azarenka, 8. Jelena Jankovic, 9. Vera Zvonavera and 10. Agnieszka Radwanska. - Sapa-AFP

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