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BWF Rankings: Ace shuttler PV Sindhu becomes second Indian to break into top 5

BWF Rankings: Ace shuttler PV Sindhu becomes second Indian to break into top 5

The 21-year-old from Hyderabad has 69399 points in her kitty, while London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal is the only other Indian woman in the top 10 at ninth position.

PV Sindhu moves up to career best fifth rank, while Saina stays at ninth PV Sindhu moves up to career best fifth rank, while Saina stays at ninth

The Rio silver medallist was previously ranked sixth, behind Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand, whom she dethroned to acquire the fifth spot.

Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu pull out from Asia Mixed Team Championship Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu pull out from Asia Mixed Team Championship

Saina and Sindhu decided to skip the tournament to prepare for the upcoming hectic international schedule which includes All England Championship.

WATCH: Saina Nehwal's mother's work out session in gym will give you fitness goals WATCH: Saina Nehwal's mother's work out session in gym will give you fitness goals

Saina had earlier also tweeted a hilarious video featuring her sister.

Angry Lee Chong Wei lashes out at Malaysia association Angry Lee Chong Wei lashes out at Malaysia association

Lee had said last month that he hoped to win the 2017 BWF World Championships in Scotland in August before retiring.  

World No.1 Lee Chong Wei to miss All England Championship due to knee injury World No.1 Lee Chong Wei to miss All England Championship due to knee injury

The 34-year-old, will be out for weeks after he slipped and fell at the new Academy Badminton Malaysia.

PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal to lead India's badminton team for Asia Mixed team Championships PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal to lead India's badminton team for Asia Mixed team Championships

Sindhu, and Saina,will be sharing the responsibility in the women's singles.Sameer Verma, will in men's singles. 

Top shuttlers Sameer Verma, HS Prannoy, Tanvi Lad reach third round of Senior Nationals Top shuttlers Sameer Verma, HS Prannoy, Tanvi Lad reach third round of Senior Nationals

Former champion Varma, seeded third, defeated Nikhilesh Sarma 21-10 21-12.

Top shuttlers including HS Prannoy, Sameer Verma get byes to reach 2nd round of Senior Nationals Top shuttlers including HS Prannoy, Sameer Verma get byes to reach 2nd round of Senior Nationals

In some of the most exciting matches of the opening day, Siddharth Pratap Singh staved off a spirited challenge from Adrian George 25-27 21-17 21-16.

Sports Minister Vijay Goel hails new BWF Junior World No 1 Lakshya Sen Sports Minister Vijay Goel hails new BWF Junior World No 1 Lakshya Sen

Sen hails from Almora district in Uttarakhand.

Syed Modi International: PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma, Sikki-Pranaav win titles Syed Modi International: PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma, Sikki-Pranaav win titles

In the women`s singles clash, Sindhu ended unseeded Indonesian Grigoria Mariska`s dream run.

Syed Modi International: PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth, Sameer Verma, Ashwini-Sikki in finals Syed Modi International: PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth, Sameer Verma, Ashwini-Sikki in finals

Sameer will be up against Indian ninth seed Sai Praneeth, who edged past third seed Kidambi Srikanth 15-21, 21-10, 21-17 in 59 minutes.

Syed Modi International: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth advance to pre-quarterfinals of Grand Prix event Syed Modi International: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth advance to pre-quarterfinals of Grand Prix event

Sindhu tested the conditions at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium en route to her easy 21-9 21-11 win over compatriot Prabhudesai.

Syed Modi GP: Saina Nehwal skips tournament after Malaysia Masters win, PV Sindhu eyes another title Syed Modi GP: Saina Nehwal skips tournament after Malaysia Masters win, PV Sindhu eyes another title

Seeded top, Sindhu will face Anura Prabhudesai in the opening round and is likely to clash with fourth seed Fitriani Fitriani in the semifinals if she doesn't suffer any hiccups.

Saina Nehwal's brilliant comeback: How Indian ace won season's first title after career-threatening injury — MUST WATCH Saina Nehwal's brilliant comeback: How Indian ace won season's first title after career-threatening injury — MUST WATCH

The 26-year-old former World Number One had endured an injury-plagued 2016 season.

Saina Nehwal clinches Malaysia Masters title in a thrilling win over Pornpawee Chochuwong Saina Nehwal clinches Malaysia Masters title in a thrilling win over Pornpawee Chochuwong

The top-seed registered a solid 22-20, 22-20 triumph over 19-year-old Chochuwong in a thrilling summit showdown.