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Sania climbs nine places in doubles rankings

sports Updated: Apr 14, 2009 11:48 IST

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Sania Mirza's doubles title victory at MPS Group Championship has catapulted her nine places to the 59th position in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings released on Monday.

The 22-year-old Indian's title win in Florida on Sunday was her first with Chuang Chia-Jung of Chinese Taipei (Taiwan).

Chuang jumped three places to be at the 14th spot. The two also reached the semi-final at Miami last week.

Sania's singles rankings, however, remains unchanged at 100.

In the men's singles, India's No 1 Somdev Devvarman has climbed a rung to be at 149 while Prakash Amritraj has slipped three places to 192.

In the men's doubles rankings, Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi are static at sixth and 10th.