Sania moves down to 40 in singles

The 19-year-old, however, jumped two positions to 37 in the doubles ranking.

india Updated: May 29, 2006 19:02 IST

Tennis starlet Sania Mirza had contrasting luck in the WTA Tour singles and doubles rankings released on Monday.

The 19-year-old Indian slipped down two places to 40 in the singles but jumped two positions to 37 in the doubles.

The climbdown in singles rankings comes despite a first round win at Istanbul where she also reached the doubles final with Australian Alicia Molik.

The Hyderabadi lass, who returned to action after a three-week break last week, is set to play former champion and world number 12 Anatasia Myskina in the first round of the French Open Grand Slam now underway in Paris.

First Published: May 29, 2006 16:53 IST