Shuttlers Jwala, Ashwini rise one spot in world rankings

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The 2010 Commonwealth Games champion duo of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa rose one rung to No.14 in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings in women’s doubles while the men’s doubles combo of Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy slipped a spot to be positioned at the 20th spot.

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In men’s singles, H.S. Prannoy jumped two places to reach the 25th spot while both Kidambi Srikanth and Ajay Jayaram lost a spot each to be placed 12th and 21st respectively. China’s Chen Long continues to hold on to the top spot.

In women’s singles, there was no major change as Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu retained their spots at No 8 and 10 respectively. Spain’s Carolina Marin dethroned Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon to take the Numero Uno spot while the Asian shuttler settled at the second spot.

There are no Indians in the top 25 in mixed doubles.

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