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Sania Mirza in Top 10 of World Women’s Doubles Rankings

Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza came into the top 10 of the world women's doubles rankings on 21October 2013

Oct 22, 2013 16:01 IST

Sania MirzaIndian tennis ace Sania Mirza came into the top 10 of the world women's doubles by gaining two spots to ninth place in the latest WTA Team Rankings issued on 21 October 2013.

Sania Mirza jumped from 11th spot to 9th spot. The 26-year-old Sania moved up as a result of other players dropping points.

Sania Mirza had won back-to-back titles as she lifted the China Open trophy, followed by another triumph in Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo in the month of October 2013. Her partner Cara Black of Zimbabwe too gained a position to be at number 13.

Italians Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci hold on to the joint number one ranking, while Su-Wei Hseih climbed two spots to number four and Katrina Srebotnik moved one spot higher to number three.

About Sania Mirza

Sania Mirza (born 15 November 1986) is a professional Indian tennis player from Hyderabad. She is the first ever Indian to break into the top 30 WTA rankings in singles and top 10 in doubles.  Sania Mirza has won one WTA singles title so far, at Hyderabad in 2005. She also won 19 WTA doubles titles so far.