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Sania climbs to 7th in doubles

Sania Mirza’s semifinal finish in the women’s doubles event at the Australian Open has catapulted her to a career-best ranking of seventh position in the latest WTA Team Rankings, issued on Monday.

sports Updated: Jan 30, 2012 23:30 IST
Sania Mirza

Sania Mirza’s semifinal finish in the women’s doubles event at the Australian Open has catapulted her to a career-best ranking of seventh position in the latest WTA Team Rankings, issued on Monday.

Sania jumped from 11th spot to be inside the top-10 in doubles rankings and if she manages to stay in the top 10 till June 21, 2012, she will get a direct entry into the London Olympics.

The 25-year-old though, slipped from 106 to 111 in the singles rankings.The top-64 players will get a direct entry into the singles draw of the Olympics and if Sania fails to get into that bracket, AITA is likely to ask for for a wildcard entry.

Meanwhile Leander Paes, who won the Australian Open men’s doubles with Radek Stepanek and finished runners-up in mixed doubles with Elena Vesnina, has retained his seventh spot in the ATP doubles rankings.

Rohan Bopanna also managed to retain his 11th position in the doubles’ list but his new doubles partner Mahesh Bhupathi lost eight positions to slip to 16th.