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Carla Suárez moves up to 6th in world rankings

The Spaniard has risen to a career-best sixth in the WTA world rankings following her win in the Doha tournament on Saturday.

Carla Suárez moves up to 6th in world rankings
NASEEM ZEITOON REUTERS

Carla Suárez Navarro is up to a career-best sixth in the WTA world rankings following her win in the Doha tournament on Saturday.

It was just the second top-tier title of the Spaniard's career and it moved her up five places just ahead of Maria Sharapova who is down one place.

Serena Williams, who has missed the last two tournaments due to injury remains well in front in top place ahead of Australian Open winner Angelique Kerber, while Spain's Garbine Muguruza is up one place to fourth.

WTA top 20:

1. Serena Williams (USA) 9,245 pts

2. Angelique Kerber (GER) 5,700

3. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 5,450

4. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 4,831 (+1)

5. Simona Halep (ROM) 4,745 (-1)

6. Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) 4,015 (+5)

7. Maria Sharapova (RUS) 3,562 (-1)

8. Belinda Bencic (SUI) 3,505 (-1)

9. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 3,483 (-1)

10. Roberta Vinci (ITA) 3,455

11. Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 3,422 (-1)

12. Venus Williams (USA) 3,082 (+1)

13. Lucie Safarova (CZE) 2,823 (-1)

14. Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 2,719 (+1)

15. Viktoria Azarenka (BLR) 2,660 (-1)

16. Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 2,640

17. Sara Errani (ITA) 2,595

18. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 2,535 (+3)

19. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 2,530 (-1)

20. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 2,525 (-1)