Sharapova moves up to No. 1 with Henin's retirement
ROME -- Maria Sharapova will assume the No. 1 ranking in tennis because of Justine Henin's retirement.
The 25-year-old Henin, who retired Wednesday, asked to be removed from the rankings, the WTA Tour said Thursday. Sharapova will automatically become No. 1 when the next rankings are released Monday.
It will mark the fourth time the Russian has held the top ranking. She has been No. 1 for a total of 14 weeks in her career, the last in 2007.
"The ranking has ...
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