Double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu gained two places to reach the 15th spot but Kidambi Srikanth lost a place to slip to 20th position in the latest BWF World ranking released on Tuesday.
Sindhu, who is going through a rough patch, had recorded a quarter-final finish at the Australian Open after losing to eventual champion Beiwen Zhang of the US last week.
Srikanth too had lost in the last-eight in Sydney after going down to fellow Indian Priyanshu Rajawat.
HS Prannoy, who finished runner-up at Australian Open, and Lakshya Sen were static at world No. 9 and 11, respectively.
Following his maiden semi-final finish in a Super 500 tournament in Sydney last week, Rajawat climbed three spots to reach world No. 28, while Mithun Manjunath and Kiran George jumped seven and six places to be at the 43rd and 49th positions.
The men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty remain the best placed Indians at world No.2.
The Indian pair produced a mighty comeback as they won the Korea Open upstaging Indonesia’s world No.1 pair Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto 17-21, 21-13, 21-14 in 62 minutes to claim the BWF World Tour Super 500 event last month.
Rankireddy and Shetty have been on a roll this year, and it was their fourth title in 2023, three on the BWF World Tour besides the Asia Championships crown.
The women’s doubles pair of Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand slumped to 19th spot after losing two spots.
Written with PTI inputs