St. Petersburg (United States), March 23:
Fresh from her title win with Swiss star Martina Hingis at the BNP Paribas Open, India’s Sania Mirza jumped to her career-best third spot in the doubles, according to the latest Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings released on Monday.
Sania now has 6885 points, behind top-ranked Italians Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani, who share the numero uno position with 7640 points each.
Sania’s win at the Indian Wells tennis tournament helped her earn 1000 points and rise by two places on the list.
In women’s singles, India’s Ankita Raina moved up by two spots to clinch the 253rd spot, maintaining her status as the country’s top singles player.
In the men’s rankings, India’s No.1 singles player Somdev Devvarman maintained his 176th rank, while Ramkumar Ramanathan gained 10 places to be at 247.
He was followed by Yuki Bhambri who moved up 27 spots to be at the 257th position.
In the men’s doubles, Leander Paes slipped four places to the 25th spot. He was followed by Rohan Bopanna, who slipped by a position.