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Halep finishes No. 1 for 2nd year in row

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LONDON (AP) Simona Halep is back as the year-end No. 1 for the second year in a row, despite a back injury that doctors say could lead to a long-term problem.

Halep, who won her first major title at this year's French Open, clinched the year-end top tennis ranking on Monday but may be forced to pull out of the upcoming Kremlin Cup and the season-ending WTA Finals because of a herniated disk.

"I haven't practiced 100 percent yet but today, tomorrow, I will do close to 100," Halep said in a conference call, "and I will be able to know better the next day.

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1 R. Nadal 7,660
2 N. Djokovic 7,445
3 R. Federer 6,260
4 J. Del Potro 5,860
5 A. Zverev 5,025
6 M. Cilic 4,185
7 D. Thiem 3,825
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Rank Player Points
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4 N. Osaka 4,740
5 K. Pliskova 4,465
6 E. Svitolina 4,350
7 P. Kvitova 4,255
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