Indiaâ€™s Sania Mirza on Monday cracked the top 10 in the womenâ€™s doubles tennis rankings. Her singles rankings, however, slipped 17 places to 81. The top Indian womenâ€™s player, who is nursing a knee injury, climbed a rung to the 10th position in the new Womenâ€™s Tennis Association (WTA) doubles rankings.
â€œWoke up to find out I cracked the top 10 in the worldâ€¦ thanks each and everyone of u for the support and love all these years.â€ Sania wrote on her twitter account. â€œNeeded some good news to lift up spirits after this silly knee injuryâ€¦hope to recover soonâ€¦.
Mirza, and her Russian doubles partner Elena Vesnina lost in the third round of the U.S. Open last week. The pair had won two doubles championships this year, in addition to reaching the finals of the French Open. Mirza and Vesnina are ranked number four in the world as a womenâ€™s doubles team. Mirza also won an additional womenâ€™s doubles title last month with Kazakhstani partner Yaroslava Shvedova.
The top four womenâ€™s doubles teams will compete in the WTA end-of-year championships. However, Mirzaâ€™s knee injury may keep her out of action through the end of the year, which would force Mirza and Vesnina to give up their spot in that elite tournament.