Sania, Somdev, Prakash slip in rankings

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='' class='caption'> A 2nd round loss at the Wimbledon cost Sania Mirza seven places in the WTA singles ranking as she slipped to 85 but retain her 37th position in doubles.

Updated: July 06, 2009 12:41 IST
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New Delhi:

A second-round loss at the Wimbledon championships cost Sania Mirza seven places in the WTA singles ranking as the Indian slipped to 85 but maintained her 37th position in the doubles list.

A failed bid at Wimbledon also affected Somdev Devvarman's and Prakash Amrittraj's rankings as the former lost three places to be 132 and latter went down by five spots to be at 159.

Somdev had lost his first qualifying round and Prakash faltered in the third and final round.

Mahesh Bhupathi gained a place to be at eighth in the men's doubles ranking courtesy a semifinal appearance at the All England Club and Leander Paes maintained his sixth position despite making a shock first round exit.

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