Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth jump two spots in BWF rankings

Nehwal, who won her second Australian Open title early this week has climbed to sixth spot in women's singles, while Kidambi moved to 11th in the men's section.

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth jump two spots in BWF rankings

New Delhi: Indian star shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth jumped two spots each in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday.

Nehwal, who won her second Australian Open title early this week has climbed to sixth spot in women's singles, while Kidambi moved to 11th in the men's section.

PV Sindhu retained her No.10 spot in the rankings, which witnessed South Korea's Sung Ji Hyun and China's Wang Shixian dropping one spot each to be at No.7 and No.8 respectively.

Spain's Carolina Marin continues to lead the women's singles table.

Srikanth, who reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open, was the lone Indian shuttler to rise while his compatriots Ajay Jayaram, B. Sai Praneeth dropped three spots to be placed at No.24 and No.33 respectively.

Sameer Verma also dropped two spots to be at No.37 while injured Parupalli Kashyap dropped a rung to be at the 68th spot.

In women's doubles, Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa also dropped a place to be positioned No.16.

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