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Saina Nehwal rises to world No 2 ranking

Last updated on: July 15, 2010 15:27 IST

Saina NehwalIndian badminton ace Saina Nehwal has risen to No 2 in the world rankings, according to the lastest list, and is placed just behind current World No 1 Yihan Wang of China.

Just a few days after her remarkable triumph at the Indonesian Open, Saina climbed to a career-best third rank.

Her rise follows back-to-back title triumphs at the Indonesian Open Grand Prix, Singapore Open Super Series and Indian Open.

- Congratulate Saina

Before this the 20-year-old was ranked No 5, which she attained in March after becoming the first Indian woman to reach the semi-finals of the prestigious All England Super Series.

In the men's ranking, the Indian trio of Chetan Anand, P Kashyap and Arvind Bhatt were placed at 15th, 25th and 27th spots respectively, while mixed doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and V Diju were static at the seventh place.

- Congratulate Saina