Saina Nehwal Climbs to Seventh in World Rankings

Saina Nehwal silenced her critics by winning the Australian Open Super Series recently.

Updated: July 04, 2014 11:07 IST
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Saina Nehwal won the Australian Super Series in 2014
Saina Nehwal after winning the Australian Super Series.


Following her Australian Open Super Series triumph, ace India shuttler Saina Nehwal moved up a place to be in the seventh position in the latest world rankings while PV Sindhu dropped out of the top 10 after a none-too-impressive outing in the same tournament.

While India's Olympic bronze medallist shuttler Saina triumphed, compatriot Sindhu had to bite the dust as her campaign came to an end in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open Super Series. Her poor performance pushed Sindhu a place back to 11th spot.

The upper half of the women's singles table remained static with China's Li Xuerui, Shixian Wang and Yihan Wang enjoying the top three positions, respectively.

Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand was at fifth place followed by South Korea's Ji Hyun Sung.

In the men's section, Parupalli Kashyap dropped a place to be the best-placed Indian shuttler at 21. The men's singles list is continued to be headed by Lee Chong Wei.

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