Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu jumped three places to achieve a career-best world number two ranking in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday.
The 21-year-old shuttler from Hyderabad became only the second Indian woman after Saina Nehwal to break into the top-five of the world rankings by earning 75,759 points.
She superseded Japan's Akane Yamugachi to make the number two spot.
Saina Nehwal, who also lost in the first round of the Malaysia Open, however, lost a place to be at ninth position in the ranking table with 64279 points.
The women's singles chart is led by Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei with 87911 points.
None of the male Indian shuttler figured in the top 10 list.
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(With inputs from PTI)