Star Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal have retained their positions in women’s singles in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings. Also Read - This Lockdown May Hurt Players Financially And Mentally: HS Prannoy
Sindhu, who made it to the finals of the Thailand Open where she lost to reigning World Champion Nozomi Okuhara, has retained her number three spot in the rankings. Meanwhile, Saina, who did not at the feature Thailand Open, remains at number 10 in the rankings released on Thursday. Also Read - BWF Freezes Rankings Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Standings Backdated to March 17 to be Basis For Entry in Future Events
16-year-old Vaishnavi Jakka Reddy has climbed up four spots to break into the World top-50 for the first time, achieving a career-best ranking of 50. Also Read - Shadow Practice, Video Calls With Coach: How PV Sindhu Is Spending Her Time During Coronavirus Lockdown
In men’s singles, Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy stayed put to their number five and number 11 spots, while Sameer Verma and B.Sai Praneeth dropped one place each to 19th and 25th respectively.
Parupalli Kashyap, who made it to the quarter-finals of the Thailand Open last week, found his way back into the World top-50 as he climbed six spots to 48th.
Among the others, Subhankar Dey dropped three places to 67th while Lakshya Sen faltered five places to 76th.
(With inputs from IANS)