Tennis: Kvitova up to third in WTA rankings

Tennis: Kvitova up to third in WTA rankings
Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic hits a return during her win over Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in the final of the Wuhan Open tennis tournament in Wuhan, in China's Hubei province on September 27, 2014.

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic has leaped above Romania's Simona Halep into third place in the WTA rankings despite not playing over the last week. Germany's Andrea Petkovic moves back into the top 10 after winning the title in Antwerp on Sunday.

Petkovic won the WTA Diamond Games tournament when her final opponent Carla Suarez Navarro pulled out before the match with a neck injury. Despite that, the 26-year-old Suarez Navarro climbs to a career-best ranking of 13th.

Australian Open champion Serena Williams remains on top of the rankings ahead of Maria Sharapova, who lost in last month's final in Melbourne.

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