Sania Mirza included in government’s TOPS scheme, has qualified in Tokyo Olympics

Sania Mirza joins Topps after four years (Sania Mirza / Twitter)

India’s tennis star Sania Mirza was included in the Target Olympic Podium after four years, decided to withdraw in 2017

New Delhi. Indian tennis star Sania Mirza was included in the government’s ‘Target Olympic Podium’ scheme (TOPS) after four years on Wednesday. Sania, 34, who won several Grand Slam trophies, decided to withdraw from the Topps scheme in 2017, four years ago due to injury. He was included in the TOPS during the 56th meeting of the Mission Olympic Unit held in Delhi. He had to stay out of the game for a long time due to injury.

A source from the Sports Authority of India (SAI) told PTI-language, ‘Yes, Sania has been included in the Topps list recently. ‘Sania took a break from sports due to the birth of a child. He has already qualified for the Tokyo Olympics based on his protected ranking.

Sania got the benefit of special ranking
Sania currently occupies 157th position in the world rankings but according to WTA rules, when a player takes more than six months off for injury or childbirth, he is a ‘special ranking’ (referred to as ‘Protected’ ranking) But is also known). A player’s special rankings are the world rankings after he participated in his last tournament and in Sania’s case it was the China Open played in October 2017. She was then ranked 9th in the world rankings at that time. So Sania has a special ranking of nine at the moment and she has already qualified for the Tokyo Olympics.IPL 2021: Chennai Super Kings will not make it to the playoffs, 3 former Indian players claim

The WTA introduced special rankings for all players due to the Kovid-19 epidemic. Sania did not play tennis for two years due to the birth of the child and she returned to the court from the Hobart International WTA tournament early in the season last year. She won the women’s doubles title by pairing with Nadia Kitchenok of Ukraine.


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