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Federer back into top 10, Serena reclaims top spot

Roger Federer has forced his way back into the world’s top 10 after his triumph at the Australian Open yesterday, while Serena Williams has reached number one again after winning the women’s singles title a day earlier.
 
35-year-old Federer, who clinched his 18th Grand Slam title after beating Rafa Nadal at Melbourne Park, climbed seven spots to number 10.
 
Playing in his first Grand Slam since Wimbledon last year, Federer came into the tournament seeded just 17th but his memorable victory has seen him seize back a top-10 spot.
Fellow victor in Melbourne, Williams reclaimed the number one spot from last year’s champion Angelique Kerber after she sealed her 23rd Grand Slam title.
 
Williams, who came into the tournament as the number two seed, defeated sister Venus in the final to ensure that she usurped the German at the summit.

 

The top is never lonely when your best friend @venuswilliams is there. Here's to #23. What a night for our family.

A photo posted by Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) on

Meanwhile, Britain’s world number one Andy Murray has retained his status atop the men’s game despite his, and world number two Novak Djokovic’s, shock early exits. 
 
MEN'S TOP 10
 
1 - Andy Murray
 
2 - Novak Djokovic
 
3 - Stanislas Wawrinka
 
4 - Milos Raonic
 
5 - Kei Nishikori
 
6 - Rafael Nadal
 
7 - Marin Cilic
 
8 - Dominic Thiem
 
9 - Gael Monfils
 
10 - Roger Federer
 
WOMEN'S TOP 10
 
1 - Serena Williams
 
2 - Angelique Kerber
 
3 - Karolina Pliskova
 
4 - Simona Halep
 
5 - Dominika Cibulkova
 
6 - Agnieszka Radwanska
 
7 - Garbine Muguruza
 
8 - Svetlana Kuznetsova
 
9 - Madison Keys
 
10 - Johanna Konta
 
Source: Eurosport
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