New Delhi: India's Saina Nehwal on Thursday dropped four points to be ninth, while compatriot P.V. Sindhu remained in the 10th spot in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings despite getting a silver in the women's singles competition at the recently-concluded Olympics.
Kidambi Srikanth, who lost to Lin Dan in the Olympic quarterfinals, gained a place in the rankings released on Thursday to be number 10.
Sindhu won India's only silver medal in Rio after beating three higher-ranked players — Wang Yihan (world no 4), Nozomi Okuhara (3) and Tai Tzu Ying (7).
Saina failed to progress to the knock-out stage in Rio in a shock early exit from the competition.
On her return home, she underwent a knee surgery and is likely to be out of action for as long as four months.