Federer, Serena Williams hold No. 1 rankings

Roger Federer of Switzerland holds the trophy after beating Andy Murray of Britain to win the Men's singles final match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010.

The Associated Press
Published: Monday, February 1, 2010 at 10:53 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, February 1, 2010 at 10:53 a.m.

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australian Open champions Roger Federer and Serena Williams have maintained their No. 1 rankings.

Federer beat Britain's Andy Murray in the Australian Open men's final in straight sets Sunday. He begins his 268th week as the ATP's No. 1 and ties Jimmy Connors for third place in total number of weeks with the top ranking.

Pete Sampras tops the list with 286 weeks at No. 1 , followed by Ivan Lendl with 270.

Novak Djokovic takes over at No. 2, followed by Murray and Rafael Nadal.

On the women's side, Williams extends her current run at No. 1 to 15 weeks as she begins her 88th week with the top ranking.

Dinara Safina is No. 2, followed by Caroline Wozniacki, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Venus Williams.

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