Rio Olympics silver medallist P V Sindhu has moved up to a career-best seventh, according to the latest Badminton World Federation rankings, while Saina Nehwal returned to top-10 after making it to the quarter-finals in the recent Hong Kong Open and Macau Open.
PV Sindhu won her maiden Super Series title at the China Open last month which saw her enter the top 10 rankings to 9th last week. The 21-year-old finished runner-up at the Hong Kong Open last week before pulling out of the Macau Open. Despite this, she gained two places from her previous position to achieve her career-best ranking of seventh in the latest BWF world rankings released on Friday.
Former world No 1 Nehwal had slipped five places to 11th last week following her defeat in the quarterfinals of the Hong Kong Open before climbing back into the top-10 despite losing in the