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Sania becomes sole World No.1 in women's doubles

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 Aug 2016 12:00 AM GMT

CINCINTI, Aug 22: Sania Mirza took the sole top spot in the women's doubles rankings after beating former partner Marti Hingis in the Cincinti Open tennis tourment.

Sania and Barbora Strycova defeated Marti Hingis and Coco Vandeweghe 7-5, 6-4 in Cincinti on Sunday. The win ebled Sania to take sole possession of the rankings with 11,260 points, followed by Hingis, who has 10,945, according to the latest list issued by Women's Tennis Association (WTA) on Monday.

Sania and Marti formed a successful doubles partnership, winning 14 titles, including three Grand Slams. That catapulted them to joint numbers ones in the rakings. But they surprisingly announced last month their decision of ending the association.

In the men's doubles Rohan Bopan dropped two places to 17th, veteran Leander Paes slid 10 spots to 72nd and Divij Sharan going up a place to 68th. In the men's singles, Swiss star Stanislas Wawrinka advanced to third spot with 4,980 points in the Association of Tennis Professiols (ATP) rankings.

Serbian player Novak Djokovic continues to lead the chart with 14,840 points while Swiss superstar Roger Federer fell to the fourth place.

American Sere Williams continues to lead the womne's singles rankinsg with 7,050 points, way ahead of second placed German Angelique Kerber (6860). IANS

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