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WTA rankings: Sania retains 36th spot

The Indian tennis star had lost in the first round to Martina Hingis in last week's Dubai Open. Lot'ta Attitude

india Updated: Feb 28, 2006 15:51 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Sania Mirza just about managed to retain the 36th place in the latest WTA rankings despite her early exit in last week's Dubai Open tennis tournament.

The Indian, who played with an injured right elbow, had gone down fighting in the first round to Swiss Martina Hingis, currently on a comeback trail after a long layoff.

However, partnering Maria Vento-Kabchi of Venezuela, the Hyderabadi had reached the second round of the doubles in the same event.

Sania has decided to give a miss to this week's Qatar Total Open, a Tier two event, to recuperate from the injury she picked during the Bangalore Open where she won the doubles title alongside Liezel Huber of South Africa.

Sania will be back on the circuit for Indiana Wells hardcourt event in USA next week.

First Published: Feb 27, 2006 14:45 IST