Sania beats Kirilenko

Updated: 22 March 2007 06:37 IST

India's Sania Mirza has caused an upset at the Moorilla International in Australia, beating fourth seed and world number 29 Maria Kirilenko.

New Delhi:

India's Sania Mirza has caused an upset at the Moorilla International in Australia, beating fourth seed and world number 29 Maria Kirilenko in the singles draw. Thereafter, teaming up with Alicia Molik to win her first round doubles match as well. Also in action at the tier 4 event is Serena Williams who returns after a long injury lay off. Rastogi jumps up Meanwhile, another Indian tennis player enjoying a good start to the new season is Karan Rastogi. The 20-year-old has jumped a huge 109 spots to his current ATP rank of 371, that after Rastogi's win over higher ranked Thiago Alves in the Chennai Open last week, though he did go on to lose to Rafael Nadal in the pre-quarter finals. Rohan Bopanna is still the highest ranked amongst the Indian men at 290.

Topics : Tennis Sania Mirza
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