Dubai: Caroline Wozniacki ensured that she would regain the No. 1 ranking from Kim Clijsters after beating Shahar Peer of Israel to reach the semifinals of the Dubai Championships on Friday.
The 20-year-old Dane only lost the top spot on Monday, but she will claim it back when the new rankings are released next week after seeing off Peer 6-2, 6-4. Wozniacki will take on the former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic, who beat fourth-seeded Australian Samatha Stosur 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (4).
"Of course, it's nice to be back to No. 1," Wozniacki said. "It's a good feeling. I gave Kim one week. Hopefully, now I will have it for a few more weeks."