Saina Nehwal, the Olympics bronze medalist on 17 January 2013 clinched her career best second rank in the latest rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). To clinch the second position in the latest rankings released, Saina scored 80091.7444 points and is leaded by the Chinese Li Xuerui, who has 94626.7153 points by her name.
Parupalli Kashyap the quarterfinalist in London Olympics was also successful in clinching his career best tenth position in men’s list and he has 51986.6900 points by her name. Kashyap is the only Indian player to be within the list of top-25 players in the BWF list.
Saina Nehwal regained her world number two position after an interval of two years. For the first time, she achieved this position in December 2010. On the day, when Saina Nehwal achieved the number two position once again she displayed a dominant performance on her journey to quarter finals against Pui Yin Yip of Hong Kong in the Malaysian Open Super Series and won it in the straight sets with 21-12, 21-9 points.