Indian shutler PV Sindhu on Thursday became the No.2 ranked woman Badminton player in the world on the back of some good performances in the recent past. The Rio Olympics silver medallist, who claimed her first India Open Superseries title on Sunday -- beating her Olympic final rival Carolina Marin of Spain, skipped three spots as per the latest BWF [Badminton World Federation] rankings. Incidentally, Carolina Marin was among the shutlers Sindhu overtook on way to the second rank. Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei retains her top ranking.
The Hyderabadi Shutler had a bad outing Malaysia Open Superseries going down 21-18, 19-21, 17-21 to her Chinese competitor Chen Yufei.
Yet, she was compensated with the No. 2 ranking thanks to her performances in 2016 and this year.