Sania included in the TOPS after gap of four years
Sania Mirza chosen For TOPS In 56th Mission Olympic Cell Meeting Sania Mirza is right now positioned 157th within the world but contains an ensured positioning of nine (copies positioning) based on which she is likely to go to the Tokyo Olympics, slated to start in July this year.
Indian tennis player Sania Mirza was on Wednesday chosen for Target Olympic Platform Conspire (TOPS) amid the 56th Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) meeting. Sania is making her comeback within the TOPS as she was prior chosen for TOPS amid the fourth meeting of the TOPS Tiptop Competitors Distinguishing proof Committee that was held in 2017 at the Sports Specialist of India (SAI) central command. But before long after the determination, she had pulled back from TOPS.
She is currently positioned 157th within the world but features a secured positioning of nine (doubles positioning) based on which she is likely to go to the Tokyo Olympics, slated to start in July this year.
According to WTA, special ranking is a ranking freeze assigned to a player who is out of competition for a minimum period of six months due to a medical condition. When a player is out of competition for more than 52 weeks, they get a ranking freeze for 3 years based on their last tournament played. Within these 3 years, the player can enter 12 tournaments using their protected ranking (1 Grand Slam/Olympics & 1 WTA 1000 Mandatory Event).
Sania was out of competition for more than 52 weeks that is from October 2017 and returned to competition last year in January 2020 when she made a comeback by winning her first doubles tournament in nearly 2 years.
Sania’s out of competition period began in October 2017 with an application for a special ranking of 9. In October 2018 she ended her pregnancy period and started parental care with a deadline of 104 weeks (October 2018 – October 2020) until her return to competition.
The special rankings were introduced by WTA because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sania was inactive for two years due to pregnancy and only made her return to the court last year following the birth of her son at the season-opening Hobart International WTA event.
She partnered with Ukrainian Nadiia Kichenok to win the women’s doubles title.