Ana Ivanovic and Maria Sharapova lead a hungry pack for the WTA world No.1 ranking
Many players see an opportunity for success now that Justine Henin has retired. But with no one able to dominate we are likely to see a see-saw battle over the next few years.
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Henin dominated the sport over the years and, although there were brief spells where the Williams sisters, Kim Clijsters, Amelie Mauresmo and Maria Sharapova all took her crown as world No.1, Henin was the best at what she did. Henin voluntarily conceded her world raking immediately on retirement and Sharapova took over the position after a consistent start to year with victory in the Australian Open.
Sharapova’s reign was short-lived, though, as Ana Ivanovic’s French Open triumph moved her to the top, closely followed by her Serbian team-mate Jelena Jankovic. Over the past couple of weeks at Wimbledon several girls could have taken over from Ivanovic, especially with the early upsets of so many top seeds. Source