Saina regains No.2, Kashyap at career-best No.7

Saina regains No.2, Kashyap at career-best No.7

Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal regained the second spot in women's singles rankings while Parupalli Kashyap jumped two places in men's singles to reach a career-best No.7 in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released Thursday.

Saina reclaimed the No.2 ranking by pushing current World Champion Yihan Wang of China to third as she trails World No.1 and Olympic champion Li Xuerui by quite a margin. Meanwhile, city-mate P.V. Sindhu retained her 16th position.

Kashyap leapt two places after a string of consistent performances, regularly beating top 10 players.

Meanwhile, Mumbai's Ajay Jayaram retained 31st while R.M.V. Gurusaidutt, Sourabh Varma and Anand Pawar jumped places to be ranked 36, 39 and 44, respectively, in the men's singles rankings.

The Indian shuttlers are currently playing at the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold tournament being held in Basel.