Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki captures top ranking

Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki has captured the women’s tennis No.

1 ranking, replacing Serena Williams.

Wozniacki accomplished the feat with a 6-3, 6-2 win Thursday

over Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic at the China Open in

Beijing.

The rise to No. 1 comes in a season when Wozniacki reached the

quarterfinals at Roland Garros and the U.S. Open semifinals.

Wozniacki has 11 career tour singles titles under her belt and

is the top seed in Beijing.

Williams pulled out of Beijing due to injury.