Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza reached a career best ranking of 3 in the doubles circuit after her BNP Paribas Open win alongside Swiss partner Martina Hingis.
Thrilling Achievement for Sania Mirza:
Sania currently has 6885 points in the tour and is only behind Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani of Italy (7640 points each). The BNP Paribas open win with new partner and Swiss legend Martina Hingis earned Sania a whopping 1000 points and also helped her reach the third spot in the rankings.
“It’s thrilling to achieve my career-best rank. Being the number one is a dream and I hope I can get there some day,” Sania Mirza said after the latest rankings were out.
Sania Mirza has been by far the most successful Indian woman doubles player with a career aggregate of 24 WTA doubles titles. Mirza has also won three grand slams in the mixed doubles category. Sania’s partner, Hingis is currently ranked 5th in doubles.
Elsewhere, in the WTA singles ranking, Ankita Raina continued her run as the top Indian with a rank of 253. There wasn’t anything to be happy about in the ATP rankings for India as Leander Paes slid down to 25th in the Rankings. Meanwhile, Somdev Devvarman managed to keep his ranking intact at 176.