Saina's performance in the last two tournaments, Japan Open and Denmark Open, where she lost to Japan's Minatsu Mitani in the second round of both the events, led her to drop to Number 2 in women's singles.

However, PV Sindhu remained stagnant at Number 13 despite her appearance in the final of the Denmark Open on Sunday.

In men's singles, it wasn't great news as Kidambi Srikanth, Parupalli Kashyap and HS Prannoy all dropped in rankings. While Srikanth slid a spot to be sixth, reigning Commonwealth Games champion Kashyap slipped two places to be at Number 10.

Prannoy, who defeated the great Lin Dan of China in Paris yesterday, also went down a position to Number 17 but Ajay Jayaram climbed a place to be ranked Number 25.

In men's doubles, Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy climbed a place to be at Number 19, but Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa dropped a place to be ranked Number 13 in women's doubles.


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