It seems that after the last slam of the year in New York City, the tennis world slows down a bit for the top-ranked women.
There are a few International Tournaments going on now but most of the top 20 players will not pick up a racket in competition until Tokyo, the China Open in Beijing, or later at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow.
Serena Williams is still the No. 1 ranked player in the world, although she was in slight danger of losing that spot if Caroline Wozniacki had won the U.S. Open.
Kim Clijsters, however, repeated her championship run in Flushing Meadows. Clijsters has now won the U.S. Open back-to-back, increasing her U.S. trophy count to three in total. She hopes to add more.
The power rankings reflect the most recent results on the women’s tour, with most of the emphasis centered on U.S. Open results.
The women’s tour will shut down at the end of October with the WTA Tour Championships, which are held annually in Doha.
Last year’s winner was Serena Williams, who is expected to be on hand to defend her championship.