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Sania moves up to 29th in WTA list

The Indian's recent win over former World No.1 Martina Hingis helps her achieve her new career high ranking.

sports Updated: Aug 13, 2007 14:09 IST

Sania Mirza's upset win over former World No.1 Martina Hingis of Switzerland at the East West Bank Classic tournament helped her climb a rung to achieve her new career high WTA ranking.

Sania, with 915 points, is now perched at 29th spot.

In doubles, Sania also moved up one place to be 25th with 1321 points. The Hyderabadi and her American partner Bethanie Mattek's quarterfinal feat at East West Bank Classic was good enough a performance to improve her doubles ranking.

Sunitha Rao, who lost four spots to be 222nd with 124 points, remains the next best Indian in WTA rankings. Shikha Uberoi gained three spots to be 330 with 66.75 points.

In the ATP doubles rankings, Mahesh Bhupathi's title-winning performance at Montreal Masters propelled the Indian two places up to be 19th.

Rohan Bopanna also moved up to 89th after gaining three places. Meanwhile, Leander Paes continued to be in the top 10 despite losing one place to be ninth.

In singles, Bopanna remained the top ranked Indian though he slipped one place for the 223rd position. Prakash Amritraj also slided two places to be 270th.