Tennis News: Kim Clijsters moves into top 20 in women’s rankings
After winning the US Open Kim Clijsters moved into the top 20 in the women’s rankings Monday.
Clijsters moved into 19th place in the WTA rankings after coming into the tournament unranked following her 2 1/2 -year retirement from the sport.
Clijsters easily moved through the women’s field, beating both Serena and Venus Williams en route to her second major title. She became the first mother to win a major title since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1980 at Wimbledon.
Dinara Safina remained No. 1 in the rankings ahead of Serena Williams and Venus Williams. Svetlana Kuznetsova and Elena Dementieva, rounded out the top five.