Serena Williams Returns to WTA World No.1

published: Apr, 24, 2017

by: Nima Naderi

Due to a shift in the 2017 WTA calendar, Serena Williams returns to WTA World No.1 today, April 24 for her 317th week on top of the WTA rankings.

In 2016, the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix – Stuttgart was held a week earlier than this year’s event, resulting in last year’s ranking points to drop a week sooner.

Angelique Kerber, two-time defending Stuttgart champion, can reclaim the top spot by advancing to the semifinals this week. As top seed, Kerber will receive a first-round bye, and will need to win two matches in order to return to WTA World No.1.

Nima Naderi

Founder and Creative Director of He has over 25 years of coaching experience and is an award winning coach with the PTR. Nima has written articles for the,, TennisViewMagazine and Tennis Pro Magazine. He is also the co-host of the TennisConnected PodCast, the Operations Director for Premium Court and the Tournament Director for the Caribbean Cup Tennis Series.

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