Romanian tennis player Simona Halep is still 3rd in the WTA ranking, according to data released on the Women’s Tennis Association website.

Halep is a short distance away from the fourth place, keeping a 151 points advance from the 4th placed, Czech Petra Kvitova. She is overlapped by over 7,000 points by American Serena Williams and by more than 1,300 by Russian Maria Sharapova.

The 34 year old Williams has taken part in 15 tournaments, while the 28 year old Sharapova and 24 year old Simona Halep have both 17 tournaments under their belts.

Halep also ranks third in the WTA Finals Singapore competition, at a distance of 4,190 points from leader Serena Williams and 596 points from Maria Sharapova. The event is at its second edition, and the top eight players will compete for the prestigious Billie Jean King WTA Singles Trophy and prize money of USD 7 million.

As for other Romanian players, Irina Begu stays on 29, with 1,557 points; Monica Niculescu stays on 39, with 1,295 points; Alexandra Dulgheru climbed two places to 47th, with 1,036 points; Andreea Mitu stepped down one position to 75th, with 780 points. Patricia Tig, the finalist in Baku (Azerbaijan), has leaped 39 positions and now ranks 115th, with 509 points.

Here is the Top 20 of the world best tennis players in the women’s singles:

1. Serena Williams (USA) – 12,721 pts
2. Maria Sharapova (Russia) – 6,490 pts
3. Simona Halep (Romania) – 5,151 pts
4. Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic)-  5,000 pts
5. Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) – 4,910 pts
6. Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) – 3,765 pts
7. Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) – 3,560 pts
8. Lucie Safarova (Czech Rep.) – 3,515 pts
9. Garbine Muguruza (Spain) – 3,320 pts
10. Carla Suarez (Spain) – 3,285 pts
11. Karolina Pliskova (Czech Rep.) – 3,210 pts (+1)
12. Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) – 3,160 pts (-1)
13. Timea Bacsinszky (Switzerland) – 2,925 pts (+1)
14. Angelique Kerber (Germany) – 2,790 pts (-1)
15. Venus Williams (USA) – 2,597 pts
16. Sara Errani (Italy) – 2,320 pts (+1)
17. Andrea Petkovic (Germany) – 2,296 pts (-1)
18. Madison Keys (USA) – 2,280 pts
19. Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) – 2,251 pts
20. Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) – 2,245 pts.