Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth improve two places in BWF rankings

New Delhi: Riding on her stupendous performance at the Australian Open Super Series, Indian ace Saina Nehwal jumped two places to reach the World No. six in the latest BWF rankings released on Thursday.

The 26-year-old from Hyderabad, who clinched the Australian Open title -- her first of the season -- last Sunday, now has 75,369 points in her kitty.

"In Australia, I was surprised to see myself being more aggressive. I was not doing that for a long time. But here, I was attacking a lot more. I was very, very aggressive and that's what I have learnt. I hope, in future matches also, I retain my aggression and continue attacking," Saina said about her title.

 Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth improve two places in BWF rankings

File photo of Saina Nehwal. AFP

In men's singles, Kidambi Srikanth who had reached the semi-finals at Sydney, also improved two places to reach World
No. 11 with 52,086 points.

P V Sindhu was static at World No. 10, while Ajay Jayaram, who skipped the Australian Open to focus on training, slipped three places to be at the 24th spot.

H S Prannoy, who is recovering from an injury, also lost four places to be at the 28th spot.

In men's doubles, Rio-bound Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy slipped a place to be at the World No. 21st spot, while women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa also dropped down to World No. 16.

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Updated Date: Jun 17, 2016 02:33:14 IST