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Sania rises in doubles ranking

June 06, 2011 16:30 IST

Sania Mirza attained a new high after a career-best doubles ranking of 14, and along with Russian partner Elena Vesnina became world No 3 in the WTA Championship race following their French Open runners-up finish.

Sania and Elena, who have already won two WTA titles this season, are now in contention for the year-ending WTA championship, to be held in Istanbul, Turkey.

They have 3606 points; only the top-four pairs make the cut for the elite event.

Sania MirzaIn singles, Sania made a significant jump, zooming to 58 from 72 despite the second round exit from French Open.

The stupendous show at Roland Garros, where she and Elena ended runners-up in the women's doubles meant that Sania improved her doubles ranking by 11 places.

The standings are being led by Kveta Peschke of Czech Republic and Slovakia's Katarina Srebotnik (4395), followed by Russia's Maria Kirilenko and Victoria Azarenka of Belarus (3865).

Meanhwile, in the ATP singles rankings, Somdev Devvarman slipped a spot to 67.

In doubles, Rohan Bopanna further improved his career-best ranking by reaching the number 10 spot while Leander Paes moved out of the top-10, dropping to 11th.

Mahesh Bhupathi held on to fifth place in the rankings.