Rankings update: Kerber confirmed as No.1

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Despite a tough start to 2017 Angelique Kerber has moved back to the top of the WTA rankings. Photo: Getty Images
Angelique Kerber has moved back to the top of the WTA rankings, and Roger Federer is up to No.6.

Angelique Kerber moved back to the top of the women’s tennis rankings, while Roger Federer has moved up four places to No.6 after his Indian Wells win.

Nick Kyrgios remains unchanged at No.16, while countryman Bernard Tomic fell two places to No.44.

Kerber deposed Serena Williams in the list published by the WTA on Monday.

At the just-ended Indian Wells tournament, Kerber went out in the last 16 to eventual winner Elena Vesnina of Russia, while Williams sat out the tournament.

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Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia moves up to fourth behind Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in a number of changes in the top 10.

On the men’s side Indian Wells winner Federer jumps four places to sixth while Andy Murray stays on top.

Losing Indian Wells finalist Stan Wawrinka stays third while Indian Wells quarter-finalist Kei Nishikori moves up one place to fourth.

Federer, 35, beat Wawrinka 6-4 7-5 on Sunday to add Indian Wells to his Australian Open trophy won in January.

Top 10 rankings

WTA Top 10 Points Rank ATP Top 10  Points
Angelique Kerber 7515 1 Andy Murray 12005
Serena Williams 7130 2 Novak Djokovic 8915
Karolina Pliskova 5640 3 Stan Wawrinka 5705
Dominika Cibulkova 5160 4 Kei Nishikori 4730
Simona Halep 5022 5 Milos Raonic 4480
Garbine Muguruza 4790 6 Roger Federer 4305
Svetlana Kuznetsova 4555 7 Rafael Nadal 4145
Agnieszka Radwanska 4345 8 Dominic Thiem 3465
Madison Keys 4007 9 Marin Cilic 3420
Elina Svitolina 3850 10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 3310


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