Pregnant Serena reclaims No. 1 spot

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(AP) -- Serena Williams is briefly back at No. 1 in the WTA rankings, despite not playing a match since January - and with plans to take the rest of 2017 off because she is expecting a baby.

Thanks to a calendar quirk, Williams moved up one spot Monday from No. 2, swapping places with Angelique Kerber.

The return to No. 1 , which gives the 35-year-old American her 317th week there, comes less than a week after Williams let the world know via Snapchat that she is pregnant. The baby is due in the fall, and spokeswoman Kelly Bush Novak said Williams will take off the rest of this season and intends to return to the tour next year.

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2017 ATP Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 A. Murray 11,690
2 N. Djokovic 8,085
3 S. Wawrinka 5,695
4 R. Federer 5,125
5 R. Nadal 4,235
6 M. Raonic 4,165
7 K. Nishikori 4,010
8 M. Cilic 3,565
9 D. Thiem 3,385
10 D. Goffin 2,975
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2017 WTA Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 S. Williams 7,010
2 A. Kerber 6,925
3 K. Pliskova 6,020
4 D. Cibulkova 5,065
5 S. Halep 5,021
6 G. Muguruza 4,691
7 J. Konta 4,330
8 A. Radwanska 4,205
9 S. Kuznetsova 4,025
10 M. Keys 3,857
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