Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Sania drops to No. 52

New Delhi: Sania Mirza’s Morocco Open doubles triumph saw her doubles ranking improve to No. 37 on the WTA list issued on Monday.

The first round exit in the singles event , however, made her drop one place to No. 52 on the singles list. She has 503 ranking points.

The 20-year-old, back after a two-and-a-half-month injury lay-off, teamed up with American Vania King to clinch the doubles title in Fes on Saturday. The win pushed her up four places with 1027 points.

On the men’s side, Leander Paes stayed at No. 6 on the individual doubles list with 3940 points. Mahesh Bhupathi moved up two places to 23rd with 1670 points.

In the Champions Race, Paes and his Czech partner, Martin Damm, moved down one spot to No. 3 with 345 points.

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