New Delhi: India’s P.V. Sindhu rose a place in the women’s singles rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday to be ranked No.11.
Compatriot Saina Nehwal remained the World No.2.
In men’s singles, Kidambi Srikanth and H.S. Prannoy remained at No.9 and No.20 respectively as reigning Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli also went up a place to No.14.
Mumbai’s Ajay Jayaram dropped as many as four spots to be ranked No.25.
There was no movement in doubles. The men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy stayed at No.17 while Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa remained at No.14 in women’s doubles.
On 10 August 2013, Sindhu became the first ever Indian woman to win a medal in the singles at the World Championships. She has also received India’s fourth highest civilian honour Padma Shri awarded on 30 March 2015.
Recently, Sindhu won the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold women’s singles title after beating Scotland’s Kirsty Gilmour in the final.
First Published | 28 January 2016 5:12 PM