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Sania slips to 40 in WTA rankings

Sania, 19, now has 501.50 points, which places her fourth highest ranked among Asians.

india Updated: Jul 11, 2006 00:41 IST

India's tennis ace Sania Mirza, who lost in the first round of the Wimbledon singles competition, has slipped two places to 40th in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings released on Monday.

Sania, 19, now has 501.50 points, which places her fourth highest ranked among Asians. The highest ranked Asian is Japanese Ai Sugiyama, who ranked 19th.

Frenchwomen Amelie Mauresmo, who won the women's title at the just concluded Wimbledon Championships, heads the overall WTA rankings, according to its official website.

Sania lost to Russian Elena Dementieva in the first round of Wimbledon, causing her to slip in the rankings.

In the doubles, Sania holds on to her 33rd rank.

Although Sania and Michaella Krajicek of the Netherlands lost to Dementieva and Flavia Pennetta of Italy in the second round of Wimbledon, the result did not affect the Hyderabadi girl's ranking.