New Delhi: Indian ace, Sania Mirza climbed 11 spots to touch new high with career-best doubles ranking of 14 in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings, released on Monday.

Sania Mirza along with her Russian partner Elena Vesnina, became world number three in the WTA Championship race owing to their French Open runners-up finish.

Sania and Elena, who have already won two WTA titles this season, are now in contention for the year-ending WTA championship, to be held in Istanbul, Turkey. They have 3606
points and only the top-four pairs make the cut for the elite event.

In singles, Sania made a significant jump as she zoomed
to 58 from 72 despite the second round exit from French Open.

The stupendous show at Roland Garros, where she and Elena ended runners-up in the women's doubles meant that Sania improved her doubles ranking by 11 places.

The Race standings are being led by Kveta Peschke of Czech Republic and Slovakia's Katarina Srebotnik (4395), followed by Russia's Maria Kirilenko and Victoria Azarenka of
Belarus (3865).

Meanhwile, in the ATP singles rankings, Somdev Devvarman slipped a spot to 67.

In doubles, Rohan Bopanna further improved his career best ranking by reaching the number 10 spot while Leander Paes moved out of top-10 to be at 11th position.

Mahesh Bhupathi maintained his fifth rank.

(Agencies)