PV Sindhu moves up to fourth place in Destination Dubai Rankings, overtakes Carolina Marin
What's the story?
After her terrific title-winning performance at the Korea Open Super Series in the previous week, Indian shuttler PV Sindhu has moved up the charts in the Destination Dubai Rankings, taking up the fourth spot. Earlier, she was in fifth place but following her win in Seoul, she has overtaken Spaniard Carolina Marin, who slips to sixth.
Sindhu now has a total of 41,510 points, slightly behind third-placed Sung Ji Hyun of Korea, who has a tally of 44,850 and has actually come down from second place in the latest update that took place on Thursday.
In case you didn't know
The Destination Dubai Rankings is a system that takes into account the player performances over the 12 Super Series events in the calendar year. The top eight players then qualify for the season-ending Super Series Masters Finals held in Dubai.
Sindhu, who was awarded a total of 9200 points after her Korea Open title, overtook Marin, who did not feature in the competition. On top spot remains Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying, who has a total of 47270 ranking points.
The heart of the matter
Sindhu now has two Super Series titles to her name this year as she also won the India Open crown in April this year. Other than those, she has also reached the quarters in three other Super Series events -- the All England, Singapore Open and Australian Open, for which she received a total of 5040 points each.
This comes after she also officially equalled her career-high ranking of World No. 2 on Thursday.
It is also worth noting that in the men's singles section, it is Srikanth Kidambi who continues to lead the charts in the Destination Dubai rankings. He had leapt to first place following his twin titles in July and continues to remain there after the latest update.
Sindhu had a disappointing outing in the Japan Open, where she lost out to Nozomi Okuhara in the second round. Next up, she will feature in the Denmark Open in October.
The Indian has had a brilliant year so far and her win at the Korea Open was truly spectacular, pushing her up on the world rankings as well as the Super Series rankings. Despite the setback in Japan, she will surely be gunning for the title in Denmark.