Sania Mirza was elevated to the top of the WTA doubles ranking, created history by becoming the first female tennis player from India to achieve the world number one rank in doubles, according to the latest Women's Tennis Association (WTA) list released on Monday.
Sania Mirza, an Indian Muslim and Swiss Martina Hingis won their third successive doubles title together, securing the Family Circle Cup tennis title in Charlestone on Sunday, enabling to create history by becoming the first woman from her country to become the World No.1 in doubles ranking.
The No.1-seeded Swiss-Indian duo beat Casey Dellacqua and Darija Jurak 6-0, 6-4.
Sania has 7,660 points to claim the summit spot, closely followed by Italian doubles pair of Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci, both with 7,640 points.
Sania's doubles partner Swiss Martina Hingis got the fourth rank with 6,465 points.
Sania, 28, is the first Indian woman to reach No.1 in tennis, in either singles or doubles, and just the fourth Asian woman to do it, after Japanâ€™s Ai Sugiyama, Chinaâ€™s Peng Shuai and Chinese Taipeiâ€™s Hsieh Su-Wei.
Sania Mirza married with Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik on April 12, 2010.
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