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Sania-Marti secure top spot on leaderboard for WTA Fils

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Charleston, April 11: Sania Mirza and Marti Hingis secured the No.1 position on the doubles leaderboard for the end-of-season tennis championships after defeating Spain’s Abel Medi Garrigues and Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova in the quarter-fils of the Family Circle Cup.

Their latest win ensured that they will overtake Australian Open champions Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova (currently No.2) and Russians Ekateri Makarova and Ele Vesni (currently No.1) in the doubles leaderboard, according to the Women’s Tennis Association’s (WTA) website.

The end-of-season WTA Fils will be played in Singapore from October 25 to November 1. Mirza, currently No.3 in the individual rankings for doubles players, will become the top-ranked player if she and Hingis mage to win the Family Circle Cup. IANS

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