Saina Nehwal Jumps to Fifth Spot in Rankings, Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponappa Slip
Saina Nehwal's city-mate PV Sindhu retained her tenth spot in women's singles, whereas the women's doubles duo of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa are placed 20th in the latest Badminton World Federation rankings
Saina Nehwal jumped to fifth spot in BWF rankings
PV Sindhu retained her tenth spot in women's singles
Women's doubles duo of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa is placed 20th
London bronze medallist Saina Nehwal rose one point to the fifth spot in women's singles while women's doubles combination of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa slipped four places to be placed 20th in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings which were released on Thursday.
Saina, who recently clinched her second Australian Open title after beating Chinese Sun Yu, exchanged places with Japan's Nozomi Okuhara, who now occupies the sixth spot in the table led by Spain's Carolina Marin.
Saina's city-mate PV Sindhu retained her tenth spot in women's singles.
Meanwhile, inconsistency and poor form cost 2010 Commonwealth Games champions duo of Jwala and Ashwini as they fell four spots to be positioned at the 20th place in women's doubles.
In men's singles, Sameer Verma climbed a place to be 36th while B. Sai Praneeth fell four places to be placed 37th in the rankings.
In men's doubles Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy also made a downward movement to fall two places to No.23 while young combo of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar moved up one spot to 29th.