Jwala-Ashwini match best-ever ranking

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) India’s most successful women’s doubles shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa rose two places to be at No.13, matching their career-best in the latest rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday.

Jwala and Ashwini, who won the women’s doubles bronze at the 2011 World Championships, reached the semi-finals of the US Open Grand Prix Gold which helped them rise up the ladder.

Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy also jumped two places to be ranked No.24 in the men’s doubles following their finals appearance at the US Open on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Indian shuttlers maintained their positions in singles.

Olympic medallist Saina Nehwal is still No.2 with P.V. Sindhu at No.14 among the women. In men’s singles, Kidambi Srikanth, Parupalli Kashyap and H.S. Prannoy are still on No.3, 10 and 12, respectively.

There is no Indian representation in top-25 of mixed doubles.

Indian shuttlers are currently participating at the ongoing $50,000 Canada Open Grand Prix in Calgary.

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