Peng first Chinese No. 1 in doubles; Li rises to No. 2 in singles

by: Matt Cronin | February 17, 2014

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Peng Shuai has moved into the top spot in women’s doubles, while in singles, Li Na becomes No. 2, the highest rank ever for an Asian player.

Peng became the first Chinese player, male or female, to hold the world No. 1 ranking in doubles. Her Taiwanese partner, Hsieh Su-Wei, is ranked second in doubles. The pair raised their record in doubles finals together to 10-0 by winning the Doha title on Sunday.

"I think this is really amazing and a great moment for me," said the 28-year-old Peng. “This is a really special time."

Li, who won her second Grand Slam title at the 2014 Australian Open, reached a career-high ranking of No. 2 on Monday. However, she is still 5,690 points behind No. 1 Serena Williams.

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