New Delhi: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal slipped a place to be ranked third while Parupalli Kashyap jumped two places to be ninth in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday.
Saina, who turns 23 on March 17, was overtaken by World Champion Yihan Wang in the women's singles rankings. However, Saina has a great chance of overtaking her at the ongoing All England Open Badminton Championships as both Wang and Olympic champion Li Xuerui were knocked out of the Premier Super Series tournament Wednesday.
City-mate P.V. Sindhu retained her 16th position and is the only other Indian woman in the top 50.