After reaching a career-high of World No.1 in women’s singles, Saina Nehwal dropped to No.2 in the revised Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings on Thursday as reigning Olympic champion Li Xuerui re-took the top spot.
Meanwhile, PV Sindhu, who is out with an injury for some time, is still ranked No.9.
In men’s singles, Kidambi Srikanth is still at No.4 followed by compatriot HS Prannoy at No.14. Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap rose two places to No.15.
The 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallists Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa also rose a place to be ranked No.18 in women’s doubles.
There are no Indians in the top-25 of men’s and mixed doubles rankings.