Saina Nehwal drops to World No.9

IANS| Last Updated: Jun 19, 2014, 15:46 PM IST

New Delhi: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal`s decision to skip the Japan Open Super Series has cost her a place in the latest women`s singles rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Thursday.

The 24-year-old Saina sits at World No.9 and is only one position above compatriot P.V. Sindhu, who retained her No.10 position in a list led by Olympic champion Li Xuerui of China.

Meanwhile, Parupalli Kashyap has risen two places to World No.18 but Kidambi Srikanth`s loss of form has resulted in his dropping six places to No.29 and out of the top-25. The rankings are led by Malaysia`s Lee Chong Wei.

No Indian figures in the top-25 of the men`s, women`s and mixed doubles rankings.