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