London [ Images ] Olympics [ Images ] bronze medallist Saina Nehwal [ Images ] retained third place in the latest world badminton rankings, announced on Friday.
The Indian ace won the Denmark Open Super Series Premier title last month before losing to Japan's [ Images ] Minatsu Mitani recently in the final of the French Open [ Images ] Super Series.
P V Sindhu, another rising star from Hyderabad, retained 25th position in the Badminton World Federation's rankings.
Among the men, London Olympics quarter-finalist Parupalli Kashyap held on to 23rd place while Mumbai's [ Images ] Ajay Jayaram also remained static at 27th.
However, Madhya Pradesh's [ Images ] Sourabh Verma dropped a place to 33.
In the men's doubles, Kerala [ Images ] shuttlers K T Rupesh Kumar [ Images ] and Sanave Thomas [ Images ] rose a rung, to 27th.
In women's doubles, Jwala Gutta [ Images ] and Ashwini Ponnappa are ranked 21st while in mixed doubles, Gutta is 19th with V Diju.
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