Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth rise in rankings after China Open triumph
New Delhi: Riding on their recent China Open title victories in Fuzhou, India's Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth rose up the ladder in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released Thursday.
While Olympic bronze medallist Saina jumped a place to No.4 in women's singles, Srikanth, who defeated two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan in the final Sunday, made a leap of six places in the men's singles rankings to be positioned at No.10, his highest ever ranking.
Based on consistent performances in recent tournaments, H.S. Prannoy also made a rise of three places to be ranked No.24, his best ever ranking, while Parupalli Kashyap retained his No.17 position.
Meanwhile, two-time World Championship bronze medallist P.V. Sindhu stayed No.10 in the women's singles rankings.
Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa also moved up a place to No.19 in women's doubles.