31 October, New Delhi
Sania Mirza will end the season as world’s top doubles Tennis player for the second straight year.
Sania finished this season with seven Women’s Tennis Association, WTA titles, a Grand Slam and a semifinal finish in the year ending WTA Finals in Singapore.
She was close to being uprooted by Bethanie Mattek-Sands from the top spot, if the American would have taken WTA Finals Doubles title. However, Bethanie lost in the final and ensured that Sania will end the year at the top once again.
Sania made history by becoming the first Indian woman to reach the No.1 ranking in doubles in April last year. She has gone on to hold the No.1 ranking for 81 consecutive weeks.