Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal, who had a disappointing Asian Games campaign ending up without a medal, rose a rung to reclaim her career-high second spot after 13 weeks in the latest Badminton World Federation rankings.
Saina, who crashed out of the Asian Games in the quarterfinals, has 63211.2637 points in the recent list released by BWF.
China's Xin Wang held on to the top spot with 66152.4017 points.
Another Chinese, Yihan Wang, occupied the third spot with 62488.9106 points.
Denmark's Tine Baun (60400.0982) is fourth with Chinese Shixian Wang (60400.0982) completing the top-five.