Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu today lost three spots to be placed fifth in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) list while another top shuttler Saina Nehwal remained unchanged at the ninth position.
Sindhu went down the ladder just a week after achieving her career best rank of world number two. Both Sindhu and Nehwal had suffered a shock first-round exit from the Malaysia Open Super Series in Kuching last week. Sindhu is competing at the Singapore Open this week.
The women’s singles ranking table is headed by Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan.
In the men’s singles, Ajay Jayaram is the highest-ranked Indian at the 14th position. None of the other Indian male shuttlers figure in the top-20.