PV Sindhu Is Now World Number 2, Reaches Career-Best
After an enthralling performance at the India Open Super Series, PV Sindhu has scaled a new high. The BWF World Rankings show she’s now world number 2, jumping up from number five. She is currently the best Indian woman badminton player.
Rankings were released on Thursday, and the star player surges through the list with glory. She is only the second Indian woman after Saina Nehwal to break into the top-five of the world rankings.
The Olympic Silver Medallist secured her career-best rank soon after the winning streak at the India Open Superseries, held in last Sunday, on April 2. Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei leads the chart with 87911 points. No male Indian shuttler has figured in the top-10 list.
The India Open Super Series – it was a nail-biting final, with Sindhu smoothly knocking out her Rio Olympics rival Carolina Marin. The last time she took over the experienced shuttler was in the Dubai Masters in December.
2016 was the best year for Sindhu as she won the honour of being called the first and the youngest Indian ever to clinch an Olympic silver, leaving behind Saina Nehwal‘s bronze five years ago in London. She also became the second Indian ever to win a medal in Olympics in badminton after Saina Nehwal. After coming back from Rio, the 21-year-old from Hyderabad claimed her first China Open and the Malaysia Masters, and finished second at the Hong Kong Open.
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