Angelique Kerber has reclaimed the top spot in the WTA rankings, surpassing Serena Williams.
Kerber is assured of staying at No. 1 at least for the next two weeks, which would give her a total of 22 weeks.
That moves her past Maria Sharapova, Tracy Austin and Kim Clijsters for 13th on the all-time WTA list.
Kerber initially sat atop the WTA rankings six months ago, after she won the U.S. Open to end Williams’ run of 186 consecutive weeks at the top of the rankings. Williams then reclaimed the No. 1 spot in late January after winning the Australian Open for her 23rd career Grand Slam title. However, Williams has not played since the Grand Slam event because of an injured left knee. She will also miss the Miami Open, which begins on Tuesday.
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Steffi Graf holds the record of 377 weeks.