Sania, Somdev slide in ranking ladder

New Delhi: The one-week absence from the Tour cost Sania Mirza 16 places as she dropped out of top-100 to find herself at 113 in the singles ranking list.

Sania had played in the doubles event of the Doha tournament last week but did not compete in the singles.

However, she maintained her seventh rank in the doubles list. She had lost in the first round of the Doha event with Russian partner Elena Vesnina.

In the ATP lost, out of action Somdev dropped to 122, a loss of two places. But a resurgent Yuki Bhambri rose to career-best 289 after gaining a jump of eight places.

In the doubles lost, Leander Paes continues to be India`s top-ranked player at number seven, followed by Rohan Bopanna (11) and Mahesh Bhupathi (15).

The top-10 player will make a direct entry into the Olympics and will have the liberty to choose the partner for the doubles competition.