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Sania moves up two places to 39th in singles, 7 places up in doubles

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Apr 4 (UNI) Despite her early exit from Nasdaq-100 Open, Sania Mirza moved up two places to 39th in singles, while her quarterfinal appearance in the same tournament pushes her seven places up the ladder in doubles in the latest WTA rankings.

Sania now have 516.75 points to her credit in singles rankings headed by Amelie Mauresmo of France, according to information received here today.

The Hyderabadi teenager was knocked out of the first round of the singles competition of Nasdaq-100 Open in Miami by a 16-year-old Georgian wildcard entrant Anna Tatishvili 6-7, 6-1, 6-7.

In the doubles rankings, her good run in the Miami event reaching upto quaterfinals, pairing with Serbian Ana Ivanovic ensured she moved up to 45th from previous 52nd position.

The Indo-Serbian pair lost to eighth seeded Japanese-Slovenian pair of Shinobu Asagoe and Katarina Srebotnik 5-7, 0-6 in the quarterfinals.

Other Indians have also a rewarding week as all of them moved up the ladder in singles rankings.

Shikha Uberoi remained the second highest ranking Indian woman pro moving three places up to 175th, while Ankita Bhambri moved up three places to 357th.

Rushmi Chakravarthi, Isha Lakhani and Sanaa Bhambri made huge jumps. While Rushmi moved up 12 places to finish at 369th, Isha Lakhani is now at 370th up 16 places and Sanaa Bhambri (461st) moved up 13 places.


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