Saina Nehwal Regains Number One Spot at BWF World Ranking
The Olympic Bronze Medalist Saina Nehwal has regained the number one position at the latest BWF – Badminton World Federation’s Rankings released today. She took to the number one at BWF world rankings during last month for the first time and later slipped down from the position. However just within a month she has once again gained the top spot ahead of the Australian Open which will be starting from May 26.
She recently exhibited her skills at Sudirman Cup where India lost owing to other players not keeping up with Saina. Saina is the defending champion a tthe upcoming Australian Open Super Series.
PV Sindhu has lost a position and got hold of number 12th place.
Saina, who secured the numero uno spot for the first time early last month, slipped from the coveted position subsequently.
The Olympic bronze medallist, however, climbed to the number one ranking today once again ahead of the Australian Open, starting on May 26.
Defending champion in the Australian Open Super Series, Saina would be taking on a qualifier in her campaign opener.
Meanwhile, P V Sindhu lost a position to be on 12th place from number nine.
K Srinath has maintained his fourth place at the BWF Ranking while P Kashyap and H S Prannoy too maintained their positions of number 13th and number 15th respectively.
Meanwhile, Saina Nehwal has been seeded second in the women’s singles at the Australian Open Super Seires going underway on 26th of May. Beside Saina, PV Sindhu will be at the series facing former world champion Yihang Wang from China. Kidambi Srikant will be facing Denmark’s Kristian Vittinghus at Men’s Singles while Parupalli Kashyap will be playing against Wang Zhengming of China.
Men’s doubles will be played by Pranaav Chopra – Akshay Dewalker and Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa will play women’s doubles.
During week 14th May 2015, Saina Nehwal was on number two position with Chinese Li Xuerui at the number one position who is now slipped down to number two with Saina taking over the top spot once again. Saina was ranked number on in the BWF world rankings declared on 23rd April 2015 with Carrolina Marin and Li Xurei following her in sequence.
Saina who is an ace badminton player has been recently honored with Times of India Sports Awards
is also the first Indian to win a medal at Olympics for Badminton. During the year 2015, Saina has played 23 matches out of which she has lost just 3 matches. She is yet to play 17 matches during this year. During past few months of the year, she has played at IVO BWF Sudirman Cup, Malaysian Open, Dong Feng Citreon Badminton Asia Championship and Yonex Sunrise India Open. You may also intersted to Know about latest sports apparel market trend
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