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Sania Mirza retains no 1 rank in women's doubles for second consecutive year

News Agencies | First published: 31 October 2016, 16:46 IST
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Ace Indian tennis star Sania Mirza will end the season as world's top-ranked player in women's doubles category for the second straight year.

Sania finished this season with seven Women's Tennis Association, WTA titles, a Grand Slam and a semi-final finish in the year ending WTA Finals in Singapore.

The ace Indian tennis star was close to being uprooted by Bethanie Mattek-Sands from the top spot, had the American won the WTA Finals Doubles title.

However, Bethanie lost in the final and ensured that Sania will end the year at the top once again.

Sania made history by becoming the first Indian woman to reach the No.1 ranking in women's doubles in April last year. She has gone on to hold the No.1 ranking for 81 consecutive weeks.

(ANI)

First published: 31 October 2016, 16:46 IST
 
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