India's HS Prannoy breaks into top 10 of men's singles, B Sai Praneeth slips to 16th in latest rankings
Prannoy has been rewarded for his consistent performance this season where he reached the semifinals at Indonesia Open and French Open.
New Delhi: Newly-crowned national champion HS Prannoy broke into top-10 by jumping a spot in the latest BWF World rankings released on Thursday.
US Open champion Prannoy, who had reached a career-best World No 11 ranking last week, improved a place further to grab the 10th spot. He has been rewarded for his consistent performance this season where he reached the semifinals at Indonesia Open and French Open.
Kidambi Srikanth, who has been in rampaging run this season with four titles and five finals, remains static at career-best World No 2, while Singapore Open champion B Sai Praneeth, who skipped the ongoing China Open Premier, slipped a spot to be at the 16th position.
Sameer Verma, who is recovering from some fitness issues and skipped the last few tournaments, crashed out of the top 20. Ajay Jayaram, who is recuperating from a knee issue, also slumped a place to be at 23rd spot.
In women's singles, Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu remained as World No 2 and World No 11.
Women's doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy improved a spot to be at the 24th position. Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Sikki, however, lost a place to be at the 17th position.
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