Paes steady, Sania drops in rankings


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New Delhi, July 5

Veteran Indian tennis ace Leander Paes, who clinched his 12th Grand Slam with the Wimbledon mixed doubles' title, remained steady at sixth in the ATP list but Sania Mirza's free fall continued in the WTA chart issued today.

Paes, who partnered Zimbabwean Cara Black to lift his sixth mixed doubles Grand Slam yesterday in London, has 5,960 points in the doubles rankings.

With the Wimbledon triumph, Paes went one better than his estranged partner Mahesh Bhupathi in the number of Grand Slams titles and he maintains that upper hand even in rankings.

Bhupathi, who along with Belarussian partner Max Mirnyi made a third-round exit from the Wimbledon, is seventh on the chart with 5,110 points.

In the WTA list, the dip continues for Sania, who made a first-round exit from the Wimbledon.

From last week's 111, Sania has now dropped to 132nd spot with 497 points to her credit. The Hyderabadi, however, remained steady on the doubles chart at 92nd with 857 points.


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Paes’ 12 Grand Slams

Men's doubles (six titles)

1999 French Open with Bhupathi
1999 Wimbledon with Bhupathi
2001 French Open with Bhupathi
2006 US Open with Martin Damm
2009 French Open with Dlouhy
2009 US Open with Lukas Dlouhy

Mixed doubles (six titles)

1999 Wimbledon with Lisa Raymond
2003 Australian Open with Martina Navratilova
2003 Wimbledon with Navratilova
2008 US Open with Cara Black
2010 Australian Open with Cara Black
2010 Wimbledon with Cara Black