Twice crowned Olympic champion PV Sindhu dropped three spots down in the latest BWF rankings. In the most recent badminton women’s singles rankings, PV Sindhu has slipped to No. 15.
For better context to our audience, PV Sindhu had entered the 2023 season with seventh rank in the world, with a sudden fell out of the top 10 in the month of April 2023. In April 2017, the former world champion attained her career-high position of No. 2 in the world. Offlate, she has been battling with her form this season after returning from a protracted injury layoff.
PV Sindhu returned to action at the Malaysian Open and Singapore Open 2023 this year but suffered early exits from both tournaments. In Singapore Open 2023, this was PV Sindhu’s fifth first-round loss this season.
Sindhu hasn’t gone past the second round in any of the other seven BWF World Tour events she’s competed in this year, except the Madrid Masters where she reached the final and a top-four finish at the Malaysia Masters.
Meanwhile, Sindhu’s fellow Olympic medal-winner Saina Nehwal remained cemented to the 30th position in the women’s singles, followed by Aakarshi Kashyap (42), Ashmita Chaliha (44) and Malvika Bansod (46).
HS Prannoy, who won his first BWF World Tour title at the Malaysia Masters in May 2023, continues to be India’s top male singles player and is currently ranked 8th in the world. However, he crashed out in the Singapore Open 2023 held recently in Singapore.
Former world No. 1 Kidambi Srikanth is currently ranked 20th, slightly behind Lakshya Sen. In the most recent Singapore Open 2023, Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the second round of the BWF Super 750 event.
In the men’s doubles category, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty remained at No. 3, but Gayatri Gopichand and Treesa Jolly fell to No. 17 in the women’s doubles division.
Rohan Kapoor and N Sikki Reddy, at world No. 33, are the best-ranked Indian pair in mixed doubles. (ANI)