Sania was elected top at the 56th meeting of the Mission Olympic Cell in New Delhi.
File image of Sania Mirza. Reuters
New Delhi: On Wednesday, four years after Indian tennis star Sania Mirza withdrew from the program, she was included in the government’s Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS).
Sania was selected at the top at the 5th meeting of the Mission Olympic Cell here.
The 34-year-old, several Grand Slam winners, eventually withdrew from the scheme after being elected in 2012 because he had to postpone the schedule due to injury.
A source in the Sports Authority of India said, “Yes, Sania has recently been selected in the top list.” PTI.
Sania has already qualified for the Tokyo Olympics based on her safe rankings before taking a break from the game due to pregnancy.
Sania is currently ranked 15th in the world, but according to WTA rules, when a player is out of the game for more than six months due to injury or pregnancy, they can apply for a “special ranking” (sometimes also known as “known”). ). Safe Ranking “).”).
A player’s special ranking is his world ranking. She last played in the tournament and in Sania’s case it was the China Open in October 2011 that she is currently ranked ninth in the world.
So, Sania is currently ranked 9th and has already qualified for the Tokyo Olympics.
Special rankings were introduced because of the WTA COVID-19 Extreme.
Sania was inactive for two years due to pregnancy and returned to court last year after giving birth to a child at the opening ceremony of the Hobart International WTA.
She partnered with Nadia Kithenok of Ukraine to win the women’s doubles title.