Serena returns to the Top 5 (at #5) after her wonderful Wimbledon run. She is also positioned at #3 in the Sony Year End Race To The Championships. The Sony Ericsson Championships is the most prestigious and important tournament in professional women's tennis. It is the final event in the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour calendar, contested by only the very best players in the world.
The 2008 season will conclude in November with the Sony Ericsson Championships in Doha, Qatar. Players accumulate points in the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour tournaments during the year, and at the end of the season only the top eight singles players participate in the Sony Ericsson Championships.