Badminton: Super Saina is now world No. 3

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Just a few days after her remarkable triumph at the Singapore Open badminton championship, Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal climbed to her career-best third rank on Thursday.

The ace Indian shuttler took a giant stride towards realising her goal of
becoming the world`s numero uno player as she jumped three
places to a career-best third in the latest international

Saina`s rise follows back-to-back title triumphs at the
India Open Grand Prix and the Singapore Open Super Series

By virtue of the consecutive titles earlier this month,
Saina, with 64791.2637 points, made a significant upward
movement in the chart and is just behind Chinese duo of Yihan
Wang and Xin Wang.

Saina`s previous best ranking was a fifth position which
she attained in March this year after becoming the first
Indian woman to reach the semifinals of the prestigious All
England Super Series Championships.

However, she dropped to the sixth position in the
subsequent weeks.

Saina is presently playing in the Indonesia Open and is
well on course for a hat-trick of titles after reaching the
quarterfinals of the Super Series event.

In the men`s ranking, the Indian trio of Chetan Anand, P
Kashyap and Arvind Bhatt moved up a rung to the 16th, 27th and
28th spot respectively.


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