1 Feb 2011

Clijsters closes in on No.1 ranking

11:55 am on 1 February 2011

The new Australian Open champion Kim Clijsters is closing in on the No.1 ranking in women's tennis.

Clijsters has replaced Vera Zvonereva at number two, behind the young Dane Caroline Wozniacki, who's still number one despite once again failing to win a Grand Slam title.

China's Li Na, the beaten finalist in Melbourne, moves up to a career-best seventh place.

The former No.1 Serena Williams, who hasn't played since winning Wimbledon last year, has fallen out of the top 10.