September 26, 2023
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PV Sindhu Slips to 15th Position in Latest BWF World Rankings for Women’s Singles

Double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu has experienced a downward shift in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) World rankings, sliding three places to the 15th position in women’s singles. The rankings were released on Tuesday.

Sindhu, who fell out of the top 10 rankings in April this year, now holds 51,070 points from participating in 13 tournaments. The 27-year-old Indian shuttler has faced some struggles this season after returning from a five-month-long injury layoff due to a stress fracture in her ankle, which occurred during her journey to winning a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in August of the previous year.

Sindhu’s notable performances this season include reaching the final of the Madrid Spain Masters Super 300 and the semifinals of the Malaysia Masters Super 500. However, she faced early exits in several other events earlier in the year, indicating a somewhat inconsistent form.

On a brighter note, in the men’s doubles category, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have secured the top spot among Indian players, ranking at number 3 worldwide. HS Prannoy holds the 8th position in men’s singles, making him the highest-ranked Indian in that category, while Lakshya Sen and Kidambi Srikanth hold the 19th and 20th positions, respectively. In women’s doubles, Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand have slipped one spot to 17th position.

PV Sindhu is set to compete in the upcoming Canada Open Super 500 this week, aiming to regain her form and make a strong comeback in the rankings. As she continues her journey in international badminton, fans and enthusiasts eagerly await her stellar performances and resurgence in the sport.

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