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Halep wins first match as WTA's No. 1

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SINGAPORE (AP) Playing her first match as the top-ranked player, Simona Halep beat Caroline Garcia 6-4, 6-2 at the WTA Finals on Monday.

"I am really happy I can win the first match (as No. 1)," said Halep, the first Romanian woman to be top-ranked. "It takes the pressure off."

Also, Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, the 2010 runner-up, never surrendered in beating Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-2, 6-0 for the first time in four matchups.

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2017 ATP Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 R. Nadal 10,465
2 R. Federer 8,505
3 A. Murray 5,290
4 M. Cilic 4,505
5 A. Zverev 4,400
6 D. Thiem 3,935
7 N. Djokovic 3,765
8 G. Dimitrov 3,650
9 S. Wawrinka 3,450
10 D. Goffin 2,840
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2017 WTA Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 S. Halep 5,675
2 G. Muguruza 5,635
3 K. Pliskova 5,105
4 E. Svitolina 5,000
5 V. Williams 4,642
6 C. Wozniacki 4,640
7 J. Ostapenko 4,510
8 C. Garcia 3,795
9 J. Konta 3,610
10 K. Mladenovic 2,885
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