Venus Williams rises to seventh, Andy Murray into second

For the first time in over four-and-a-half years, Venus Williams is back among the world’s top 10.

The American, 35, claimed her third WTA title of the year on Sunday, beating Karolina Pliskova 7-5 7-6 (8-6) in the Zhuhai final.

With her win, Venus returned to the top 10 ” coming up at number seven in the rankings released on Monday.

It marks the first time since early 2011 that the veteran has been in the top 10.

Pliskova also moved up, rising two places and into 11th, while Timea Bacsinszky slipped out of the top 10 and down to 12th.

In the ATP World Tour rankings, Paris Masters runner-up Andy Murray took Roger Federer’s place at number two.

Rafael Nadal is up one place to fifth, but he is still a long way behind Paris champion and the top-ranked Novak Djokovic.