The quarterfinal finish at the Indonesia Open Super Series in Jakarta recently helped London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal earn a place and reach eighth position in the latest world badminton ranking, released on Thursday.
Australian tennis player Samantha Stosur is reportedly hoping to achieve a return to the top ten rankings in the world in the three remaining Grand Slams following her third-round singles loss and a second-round doubles defeat in the Australian Open.
Former South African Test captain Ali Bacher has said that the presence of current Test skipper Graeme Smith and all-rounder Jacques Kallis in the country`s Test squad is `non-negotiable` if South Africa wants to retain its place on top of the global best rankings.
Zimbabwe has re-entered the ICC Test rankings for the first time since May 2007 in the ninth place due to its dramatic and historic win against Pakistan in the second Test at the Harare Sports Club on Saturday.
Caroline Wozniacki celebrated in defeat on Wednesday after injured Russian Maria Sharapova`s withdrawal from the season-ending WTA Championships made sure the Dane would end the year as world number one.