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Badminton rankings: Saina slips to seventh

October 31, 2013 15:41 IST

Indian badminton ace, Saina Nehwal continued her downward slide in the rankings falling to No 7 in the list.

The Olympic bronze medallist shuttler had slipped to No 6 last week after failing to defend her title at the Denmark Open.

Saina NehwalThe 23-year-old had lost to World No. 6 Ji Hyun Sung in the quarter-finals of the Premier tournament after she slipped and hurt her ankle in the third game.

But last week, at the French Open Super Series in Paris, Saina had lost in the second round to Korea's Yeon Ju Bae at French Open, where she had reached the finals last year.

The Hyderabadi, who has been bothered by injuries and could not win a title this season, currently has 62010 points in her kitty. She is ranked second in the Super Series ranking, which is considered for deciding the line-up for the year-end BWF Super Series Final in December.

Among others, P V Sindhu has climbed a place to be back at her 10th spot with 52352 ranking points, while men's singles player Parupalli Kashyap lost one place to slip to World No 12.

RMV Gurusaidutt improved two places to break into the top 20. He is now the second best Indian at 19th spot, while Ajay Jayaram is next at 26th place. Rising shuttler K Srikanth also jumped three places to the 27th spot.

B Sai Praneeth improved four places to be at 36th spot, while and Anand Pawar is at 33rd place.

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