On Saturday, March 6, Ms. Myskina, for a second year in a row, became the best player at competitions in Doha, having beaten in the finals her compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova. This allowed Russia's first racket to gain 2,779 points and raise from seventh to fifth place.
Only four tennis players are ahead of her: Justine Henin-Hardenne (Belgium, 7,262), Kim Clijsters (Belgium, 6,699), Amelie Mauresmo (France, 3,353), and Lindsay Davenport (USA, 3,049).
The following players are on the top ten as well:
6. Jennifer Capriati (USA, 2,776)
7. Serena Williams (USA, 2,584)
8. Elena Dementieva (Russia, 2,270)
9. Chanda Rubin (USA, 2,269)
10. Ai Sugiyama (Japan, 2,103).
Besides Myskina and Dementieva, another nine Russian women are on the top hundred ranking of the association.