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Pregnant Serena Williams Back In World Number One Spot

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US tennis star Serena Williams returned to the world number one spot in the latest WTA rankings released on Monday, days after announcing her pregnancy.

The 35-year-old moved up one place during a week dedicated to Fed Cup action ahead of Germany’s Angelique Kerber with Czech Karolina Pliskova holding third spot.

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Williams, one of the greatest players of all time, revealed Wednesday that she is expecting her first baby and will not play again this year.

Kelly Bush Novak, Williams’ publicist, said this week that she “looks forward to returning in 2018” and that was echoed by her coach Patrick Mouratoglou.

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Overtaking Australia’s Margaret Court for the all-time record of 24 Grand Slam singles crowns — Williams is on 23 — is also “a determining factor” in her motivation to plough on, the Frenchman said.

Williams is due to give birth in September.

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Rankings

1. Serena Williams (USA) 7,010 pts (+1)

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2. Angelique Kerber (GER) 6,925 (-1)

3. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 6,020

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4. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 5,065

5. Simona Halep (ROM) 5,021

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6. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 4,691

7. Johanna Konta (GBR) 4,330

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8. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 4,205

9. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 4,025

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10. Madison Keys (USA) 3,857

11. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 3,850

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12. Venus Williams (USA) 3,811

13. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 3.740

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14. Elena Vesnina (RUS) 2,925 (+1)

15. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 2,900 (-1)

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16. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 2,475

17. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 2,130

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18. Samantha Stosur (AUS) 2,120

19. Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 2,080

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20. Kiki Bertens (NED) 1,988

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