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BWF Rankings: Saina Nehwal holds no.3 spot, Kashyap stays put at 13th

Badminton Indonesia Open Super Series 2013

Saina Nehwal

India’s badminton icon Saina Nehwal clung on to her number three spot in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings.

Saina has been having a lacklustre 2013 so far.

She made early exits in the recent Thailand and Djarum Indonesian Open tournaments where she lost in the quarterfinals and semifinals respectively.

China’s Wang Yihan is ranked second, while her country mate Li Xeurui is ranked number one. Germany’s Juliane Schenk is placed fourth, while Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon is ranked fifth.

India’s top ranked men’s singles player Parupalli Kashyap retained his last week’s ranking of 13.

PV Sindhu, who won the Yonex Malaysian Open – her maiden senior singles crown – and later opted out of the Djaram Indonesian Open, retained her last week’s ranking of 12.

Among the other Indian men, RMV Gurusaidutt retained his last week’s ranking of 21.

Ajay Jayaram, who reached the quarterfinals of the Sunrise Indian Open and the Skycity New Zealand Open earlier in the year, held on to his 24th spot.

Sourabh Varma dropped one spot to be ranked 36th.

Same was the case with B Sai Praneeth and K Srikanth, both of whom fell to 40th and 41st positions respectively.
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Anand Pawar fell one spot to be placed 43st.

HS Pranoy dropped one spot to move out of the top-50 bracket to occupy the 51st position.

Arvind Bhat jumped ten places to occupy the 71st spot.

Old warhorse Chetan Anand retained his last week’s ranking of 102.

Among the other Indian women, Arundhati Pantawane, who broke in the top-50 recently, fell one spot to be placed 53rd.

PC Thulasi retained her last week’s ranking of 65.

Tanvi Lad dropped one spot to be at 81st position.

Sayali Gokhale dropped one spot to be placed 98th

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