Williams storms up

PARIS: Venus Williams was the main mover at the top of the new WTA tennis rankings published on Monday, climbing 10 places to 14th.

The veteran older sister of world No 1 Serena Williams won the WTA tournament in Wuhan last week, as Spain’s Garbine Muguruza retired during the final due to exhaustion, although she was already a set and three games down at that point.

There was some solace for the Spaniard, though, as the Wimbledon finalist climbed three places to a career high ranking of fifth. Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic was the big loser as the former French Open champion fell six places to 15th.