Saina Nehwal rises to 2nd, Parupalli Kashyap in top-10 of BWF rankings
New Delhi: Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal attained a new high as she climbed to a career-best second in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday.
Saina gained a rung to be second with 80091.7444 points.
The Indian, who is currently competing in the Malaysia Open Super Series, is a distant second to top-placed Olympic champion Li Xuerui of China who has 94626.7153 points.
In the men`s list, Olympic quarter-finalist Parupalli Kashyap also headed northwards as he reached a career-high 10th.
Kashyap, who was 11th in the previous rankings, has 51986.6900 points and is the only Indian in the top-25 of the BWF list.
Among other prominent players, rising woman player P V Sindhu, rose a rung to 16th with 43116.8667 points.
In the men`s list, the next Indian after Kashyap is Ajay Jayaram at the 31st spot.
Jayaram dropped one position in the latest rankings with 37692.0000 points.