Kvitova rises to fifth in world rankings
Kvitova defeated Russia's Maria Kirilenko 7-6(9), 7-5 in a close-fought final Saturday to swap places with Angelique Kerber of Germany, who is now sixth in the table.
Belarus' Victoria Azarenka remains the World No. 1 ahead of Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska and Russia's Maria Sharapova.
Reaching the final allowed Kirilenko leapfrog Serbia's Ana Ivanovic and Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova and take a career-best 12th position.
In the men's ATP rankings, the only change in the top ten was Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro taking eighth position from Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia.
Switzerland's Roger Federer remains World No. 1 with Serbian player Novak Djokovic second and Spain's Rafael Nadal third.
The last Grand Slam of the year, U.S. Open starts Monday on the hard courts at Flushing Meadows here.
Assam, Feb 22 (ANI): These youngsters have gathered at the Jorhat Districts Sports Association Field to participate in a recruitment rally b... More Assam, Feb 22 (ANI): These youngsters have gathered at the Jorhat Districts Sports Association Field to participate in a recruitment rally being conducted by the Indian Army. Thousands of youth from different districts of Assam as well as from Arunachal Pradesh took part in the process. Through this recruitment drive, hundreds of people will be selected and absorbed into the different regiments of the Indian Army. The army officials were impressed by the large turnout. The Indian army and other security forces regularly conduct such recruitment programmes in the region with an aim to increase the presence of youth from the Northeast in the armed forces.
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