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Saina climbs to No 3 in rankings
PTI
New Delhi, June 28, 2013
First Published: 01:36 IST(28/6/2013)
Last Updated: 01:41 IST(28/6/2013)

A quarterfinal finish at the Singapore Super Series helped ace India shuttler Saina Nehwal climb a place to the third position at the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) women’s singles ranking released on Thursday.

Malaysia Open winner P V Sindhu, who missed three back-to-back tournaments in June because of an knee injury, was steady at the 12th position, while rising shuttler Arundhati Pantawane gained 10 places to reach the 49th spot.

In men's singles, a dip in performance reflected in Parupalli Kashyap's ranking as he slipped two places to the 13th spot. The Indian lost in the first round in Indonesia and Singapore.

RMV Gurusaidutt and Ajay Jayaram improved one place each to reach the 22nd and 24th positions in the men's singles ranking. B Sai Praneeth gained five places to reach a career-best ranking of 40, while Thailand GP Gold champion K Srikanth also jumped a place to the 41st spot. Sourabh Verma was static at 37th place.

The women's doubles pair of Pradnya Gadre and Ashwini Ponnappa jumped four places to reach the 28th spot.

Shamim leads by one

Delhi’s Shamim Khan carded a resolute four-under 68 to emerge leader in round three of the PGTI Players Champion-ship being played at the Oxford Golf & Country Club in Pune.
    
Shamim's total moved to 10-under 206 after his superb third round effort. Rahil Gangjee of Kolkata returned the day's best score of five-under 67 to be placed second, one behind the leader.


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