Sania climbs back to 70th place

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:52 IST

Sania Mirza climbed back to her career-high singles ranking of 70, thanks to her splendid show at the Wimbledon grand slam over the fortnight.

New Delhi:

Sania Mirza climbed back to her career-high singles ranking of 70, thanks to her splendid show at the Wimbledon grand slam over the fortnight. Sania, who reached the second round of the ladies' singles where she lost to US Open champion and world number six Svetlana Kuznetsova, jumped five places to get back to her best ever ranking which she had also achieved in the last week of May. The Hyderabad girl's ranking had slipped marginally to 75 following a couple of early losses in the clay court season, including the French Open. At the Wimbledon, however, Sania was at her best as she defeated Japan's Akiko Morigami in the first round before threatening to give Kuznetsova a run for her money in the second round. The 18-year-old is at present back in Hyderabad and after more than a week's practice, will leave for the USA on a seven-week sojourn culminating in the US Open Grand Slam starting August 29. Sania will be accompanied by her new travelling coach John Farrington on tour. (PTI)

Topics : Tennis Sania Mirza
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