BWF Rankings: Saina retains no.3 spot, Kashyap stays put at 13
India’s badminton icon Saina Nehwal clung on to her number three spot in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings. It is pertinent to mention that Saina had recently dropped to number four spot before moving up a notch last week.
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.
Barring a quarterfinal finish in the prestigious All England Badminton Championships, Kashyap has had little to show for his efforts in 2013.
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 moved up a notch to be placed 21st.
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 35th. Same was the case with B Sai Praneeth and K Srikanth, both of whom fell to 39th and 40th positions respectively.
Anand Pawar fell one spot to be placed 42st.
HS Pranoy retained his last week’s ranking of 50.
Arvind Bhat slipped thirteen places to occupy the 81st spot.
Old warhorse Chetan Anand slumped fourteen places to be at 102nd spot.
Among the other Indian women, Arundhati Pantawane, who broke in the top-50 recently, moved up a notch to be placed 51st.
PC Thulasi fell one spot to be placed 65th.
Tanvi Lad dropped one spot to be at 80th position.
Sayali Gokhale dropped one spot to be placed 97th