Ramkumar climbs four places to 111

Karman Kaur Thandi on Monday became only the sixth Indian woman tennis player to crack the top-200 rankings in singles as she jumped 32 places to reach a career-best 200 in the WTA chart.

The 20-year-old from New Delhi girl has been in good form in the past few weeks, winning her maiden ITF singles title in Hong Kong and making the semifinals in two others in China.

In April, Ankita Raina had broken into the top-200 and is now ranked 195. Apart from these two, Sania Mirza, Nirupama Vaidyanathan, Shikha Uberoi and Sunitha Rao had made it to top-200.

While Sania, winner of six Grand Slam titles in doubles, touched a career-high of 27 in singles in 2007, Nirupama’s best rank was 134 in 1997. Shikha’s highest ranking was 122 and Sunita reached 144.

In men’s singles, Yuki Bhambri was unchanged at 86 while Ramkumar Ramanathan climbed four places to a career-best 111.

In doubles, Rohan Bopanna (27), Divij Sharan (38), Leander Paes (80) and Purav Raja (83) were unchanged. Jeeevan Nedunchezhiyan dropped two rungs to 89, while N Sriram Balaji (96) and Vishnu Vardhan (98) also maintained their top-100 ranking.

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