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Saina rises to 7th in rankings

Last updated on: May 30, 2009 16:34 IST

Riding on her stupendous performance in the Sudirman Cup, ace Indian women shuttler Saina Nehwal has climbed up three places to the seventh spot in the latest ranking issued by the Badminton World Federation.

Saina, who was ranked 10 before the start of the tournament in Guangzhou, won all her four matches and now has a total of 58454.4 rating points in her kitty.

Among other the Indian women, Aditi Mutatkar also surged two places to the 35th spot, while Neha Pandit, who is currently playing in the Open Volant d'Or in Toulouse, dropped from 18 places to find herself in the 87th position.

Meanwhile, in the men's section, Chetan Anand remained static at 12th spot, while Arvind Bhat moved up two places to 24th and young P Kashyap also rose three places to 31st, courtesy of his runners-up finish in the Spanish International last week.

The Sudirman Cup campaign also helped India's mixed doubles pair of D Viju and Jwala Gutta to rise one place to the ninth spot.

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