FILDERSTADT, Germany (AP) -- Jennifer Capriati will take over the No. 1 ranking for the first time because Martina Hingis quit her Porsche Grand Prix semifinal against Lindsay Davenport with a right ankle injury Saturday.
Hingis needed to beat Davenport to retain the top spot in the rankings, which the Swiss player held for 73 straight weeks and a total of 209 weeks.
But in the third game, Hingis lunged for a passing shot on her backhand side, stepped awkwardly and fell on her back. She lost that game, to fall behind 2-1 in the opening set, and during the changeover, Hingis' right ankle was taped.
Hingis went back on court for the fourth game but stopped after two points.
"It didn't look good on replay," Davenport said. "I feel very sorry for her, she's a good friend. I was very upset. It's a really bad moment for her."
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