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Sindhu climbs to ninth spot

New Delhi: Badminton teen sensation PV Sindhu improved one more place to close the gap with ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal in the latest world ranking released in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.

Sindhu reached the ninth spot, to stay just two places behind Saina, who remained static at the seventh spot.

The 18-year-old, who reached the finals of Syed Modi International before winning the All India Open Senior Ranking meet in Kochi, currently has 55752 points, just 3928 points behind the Olympic bronze medallist.

Both Sindhu and Saina will be playing at the All England Open Championships from March 4 to 9 . Among the men, Parupalli Kashyap is the best Indian at the 18th place. Sourabh Verma reached the 41st spot.       (PTI)