Williams can take over No. 1 ranking

Updated: September 7, 2009, 9:14 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- It turns out Serena Williams can move up to No. 1 in the WTA rankings, as long as she makes it to the U.S. Open final. She would just have to wait until a week after the tournament ends.

There has been much debate and discussion in recent months about why Williams is No. 2 and Dinara Safina is No. 1. The American has won three of the past four Grand Slam tournaments to raise her career total to 11, while the Russian is still seeking her first major title.

After Safina was ...

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