Sindhu surpasses Saina in world rankings

Sindhu, at 38,490, is 410 points ahead of Saina. Their performances in the ongoing Hong Kong Open will determine who will go to the Destination Dubai Super Series Final in December.

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P. V. Sindhu is India's highest ranked badminton player.   -  AFP

P. V. Sindhu's China Open victory placed her ninth in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings even as compatriot Saina Nehwal took a five-place tumble to be eleventh.

Sindhu, at 38,490, is 410 points ahead of Saina. Their performances in the ongoing Hong Kong Open will determine who will go to the Destination Dubai Super Series Final in December.

In men's singles, Ajay Jayaram jumped four places to the 19th spot, while H. S. Prannoy climbed two places to 25th.

Kidambi Srikanth, who skipped the China Open, remained the best Indian men’s shuttler at 12.