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Last Updated Sunday June 25 2017 08:54 PM IST

Sindhu moves up to career-best second spot

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P. V. Sindhu P. V. Sindhu. File photo: Getty Images

New Delhi: Rio Olympic silver medalist shuttler P.V. Sindhu reached her career-best world rankings, grabbing the number two position with 75,759 points in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday.

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Sindhu, who recently clinched the India Open title defeating Carolina Marin of Spain in the summit clash, moved three places up to number two spot, superseding Japan's Akane Yamugachi and thus becoming the second Indian woman to break into the top-five of the world rankings.

Saina Nehwal, who lost in the opening round of the ongoing Malaysia Open, however, slipped one place to ninth spot with 64,279 points in the rankings, which is led by Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei with 87,911 points.

Marin remained in third spot with 75,664 points.

In the men's singles rankings, Ajay Jayaram, who on Thursday defeated Viktor Axelsen of Denmark 9-21, 21-14, 21-19 to move into the quarterfinals of the Malaysia Open, remained the highest ranked Indian on 20th spot.

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