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Halep To Rise To World No.4

Simona Halep will rise from No.5 to No.4 on the WTA Rankings next week, another new career-high. Who are some famous former World No.4s? Test your memory!

Published May 15, 2014 12:12

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ROME, Italy - Despite having to withdraw mid-tournament from the Internazionali BNL d'Italia due to an abdominal injury, Simona Halep will overtake Victoria Azarenka on the new rankings next Monday, going from No.5 to No.4 in the world - not just a new career-high, but also raising the bar on her own national ranking record (the previous-highest-ranked Romanian was Irina Spirlea, who got to No.7).

Also, next Monday's rankings are the ones that will be used for the French Open seeds - so Halep is guaranteed not to face Serena Williams, Li Na or Agnieszka Radwanska until the semis at the earliest.

Halep is the 56th player in the history of the WTA to break the Top 4 on the WTA Rankings.

Though she could obviously go higher, starting next week her career-high will be No.4 in the world - so we thought we'd take a quick look at some other players who had the same career-high...

The 13 Players With A Career-High Of No.4 (before Halep)
Dianne Fromholtz-Balestrat
Sue Barker
Zina Garrison
Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Helena Sukova
Mary Joe Fernandez
Anke Huber
Magdalena Maleeva
Kimiko Date-Krumm
Iva Majoli
Jelena Dokic
Francesca Schiavone
Samantha Stosur

And just for good measure...

The 10 Players With A Career-High Of No.3
Wendy Turnbull, Pam Shriver, Hana Mandlikova, Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière, Gabriela Sabatini, Mary Pierce, Amanda Coetzer, Nathalie Tauziat, Nadia Petrova and Elena Dementieva.

The 11 Players With A Career-High Of No.2
Virginia Wade, Billie Jean King, Andrea Jaeger, Conchita Martínez, Jana Novotna, Anastasia Myskina, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Vera Zvonareva, Petra Kvitova, Agnieszka Radwanska and Li Na.

The 21 World No.1s
Chris Evert, Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Martina Navratilova, Tracy Austin, Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario, Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport, Jennifer Capriati, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Kim Clijsters, Justine Henin, Amélie Mauresmo, Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Jankovic, Dinara Safina, Caroline Wozniacki and Victoria Azarenka.

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