Saina, the Olympic bronze medallist, has been enduring a poor run of form of late. Last week she was ousted in quarterfinals the All England Championship.

This week she is competing in Swiss Open at Basel.  Sindu, who advanced to the quarterfinals of Swiss Open, was unchanged at number nine.
In the men’s singles ranking, Parupalli Kashyap retained the 14th position while Ajay Jayaram gained one place to be 24th.

PV Sindhu reached the quarterfinals of the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold with a hard fought 19-21, 21-16, 21-11 victory over Li Michelle of Canada. Meanwhile, Saina Nehwal won her opening round match in women’s singles and Parupalli Kashyap defeated Malaysian Beryno Jiann Tze Wong in men's singles.

French World No 42 Sashina Vignes Waran was no match for Saina as the sixth seeded Indian came out on top 21-7, 21-13 in 34 minutes. The women's singles Olympic bronze medallist now has an undefeated 3-0 advantage in career clashes against Sashina.

The Hyderabadi girl next faces a challenging task in the form of top seed and former World Champion Yihan Wang of China. Though the former World No.1 has a 6-1 lead over World No 8 Saina, the Indian came out on top the last time they met.

Earlier, seventh seeded Sindhu lost a cliff-hanger first game to Canada's Li Michelle but displayed all her grit and experience to stage a come-from-behind win. The World Championship bronze medallist ousted her unseeded opponent 19-21, 21-16, 21-11 in 54 minutes to take a 2-0 lead in career meets.


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