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Sania seeded 3rd for Tashkent Open

Sania, ranked 59 when the draw for the event was made on Saturday, is seeded behind Maria Elena Camerin of Italy (47) and Elena Vesnina of Russia (51).

india Updated: Oct 09, 2006 14:25 IST

Sania Mirza of India has been seeded third at the Tashkent Open, the Tier IV Sony Ericsson WTA Tour event, beginning in Tashkent.

Sania, ranked 59 when the draw for the event was made on Saturday, is seeded behind Maria Elena Camerin of Italy (47) and Elena Vesnina of Russia (51).

Her first-round opponent will be Pauline Parmentier of France, a 20-year-old who has been in the Tour for three years and whose career-high ranking is 153.

She is currently ranked 201.

Sania comes to Tashkent after a quarter-final finish in the Korean Open at Seoul, losing to Spaniard Virginia Ruana Pascual, after having beaten Martina Hingis in the previous round.

She's expected to arrive in this capital city of Uzbekisan on Monday and will play her first-round match on Tuesday or Wednesday. She has not entered the doubles event.

The full list of seeds for the event is: Maria Elena Camerin (Italy, 47), Elena Vesnina (Russia, 51), Sania Mirza (59), Alona Bondarenko (Ukraine, 62), Anastasiya Yakimova (Belarus, 63), Olga Poutchkova (Russia, 65), Galena Voskoboeva (Russia, 87), Anastassia Rodionova (Russia 96).