Monday, June 15, 2009

Sania mirza steamrolls to 78 in the latest WTA singles rankings

Riding on her semifinal appearance in the just concluded Aegon Classic, Indian ace Sania Mirza jumped 20 places to reach 78 in the latest WTA singles rankings, released on Monday.

After a prolonged lean patch, the Hyderabadi did exceedingly well at the grass court event where she also made it to the semifinals of the doubles event.

Sania also rose two rungs to be at 35th spot in the doubles ranking.

However, there was no change in the men's doubles rankings where Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi retained their fifth and ninth spots respectively.

Somdev Devvarman, who is struggling these days, also remained unchanged at 132, though he continues to be India's numero uno player.

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