Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu climbed up two places to be at No 3 in the latest BWF rankings released on Thursday.
Finalists of the historic all-Indian Singapore Open men’s singles summit clash – runner-up Kidambi Srikanth and winner B Sai Praneeth – both jumped as many as eight positions each to be placed at 21st and 22nd respectively.
Sindhu, who had slipped to number five last week, earned two spots on the basis of making the quarterfinals of the recently-concluded Singapore Open Super Series.
The 21-year-old Sindhu had reached a career-best World No 2 two weeks ago.
London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal also jumped up a place to be ranked eighth.
Ajay Jayaram continued to be the highest-ranked Indian at the 13th position, having moved a place.