Sania maintains top spot, Bopanna ninth in doubles rankings

Sania and Martina, the world number one women’s doubles team, have stitched a 26-match winning streak together, which has brought them six titles in a row at the US Open, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Beijing, WTA Finals and now Brisbane.

Sania Mirza is atop the list with 11395 points while Martina Hingis has 11355 points in her kitty.   -  Getty Images

India’s Sania Mirza continues to top the women’s double chart while her partner Martina Hingis of Switzerland maintained her second spot in the latest tennis WTA rankings issued today. Sania is atop the list with 11395 points while Hingis has 11355 points in her kitty.

Sania and Martina, the world number one women’s doubles team, have stitched a 26-match winning streak together, which has brought them six titles in a row at the US Open, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Beijing, WTA Finals and now Brisbane. It is the longest winning streak since Italians Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci’s 25 in a row in 2012. Sara and Roberta had won five titles in a row, at Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, the French Open and ’s-Hertogenbosch.

Among the Indian men, Rohan Bopanna is the only one to feature in the top 10 of the doubles rankings, which is being headed by Marcelo Melo of Brazil, followed by Horia Tecau of Romania and Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer.

At 95th position, Yuki Bhambri is the highest placed Indian in the men’s singles rankings even though he dropped two places. Saketh Myneni is the next best Indian at 168th spot ahead of Somdev Devvarman (173rd).

Djokovic continues to sizzle at top

Djokovic moved even further clear atop the ATP world rankings after opening his year with a dominating win in Qatar. The Serb lost just three games to Rafael Nadal in Doha and did not drop a set all week as he prepared for the defence of his Australian Open crown.

He is now almost 8,000 points clear of second-placed Andy Murray with Roger Federer, who lost in the Brisbane final to Milos Raonic, in third.

Kei Nishikori is up one place to seventh edging past David Ferrer in the only positional change in the top 10.

Rawdanska up to fourth in world rankings

In-form Agnieszka Radwanska is up to fourth in the WTA world rankings thanks to her tournament win in Shenzhen. The Polish player moved ahead of Maria Sharapova, who was forced to pull out in Brisbane due to an arm injury.

Biggest mover of the week was former Australian Open champion Viktoria Azarenka, who climbed six places to 16th on the back of her impressive win in Brisbane.

Serena Williams, who will be the defending champion at the Australian Open later this month, remained well clear at the top despite skipping the Hopman Cup in Perth because of a knee injury.