The 21-year-old Rio Olympic silver medallist has moved on the ranking charts at No. 2 while her colleague Saina Nehwal drops at No. 9
PV Sindhu has achieved her career best No. 2 ranking on Thursday on the back of some fine performances in the recent past.
Sindhu has attained this spot after beating her Olympic final rival Carolina Marin of Spain in India Open Superseries there by clinching her maiden India Open Superseries title last Sunday.
She jumped three spots from No. 5 to No. 2 as per the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings dethroning Carolina Marin from the second spot. Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying stayed on the top of the list with 87911 ranking points and Spain’s Carolina Marin is on third place with 75664 points. Sindhu has 75759 points.
Besides dethroning Marin from second position the maiden India Open Superseries title win helped the Indian shuttler narrow down her head-to-head record against the Olympian champion Spaniard to 4-5. Sindhu had last defeated Marin in the BWF Super Series in Dubai last year.
The other Indian in the top 10 of the women’s singles world ranking is Saina Nehwal, who dropped one place to be at nine.
Speaking to TOI Sports, Sindhu’s Arjuna awardee father, PV Ramana said: “I am glad that she has reached this spot. It is the result of everybody’s hard work. But the hard work has to continue. Sindhu knows that too and is determined to work hard and get better. We are also grateful for the love and affection of the countrymen. I also want to thank the press and media for their continuous support.”