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January 19, 2020
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Akane Yamaguchi new World No. 1, while PV Sindhu retains 5th spot

Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi becomes the new world number one champion after defeating Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei. While ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu has retained 5th spot and her compatriot Saina Nehwal could retain 8th spot in the women’s singles rankings.

Indian star PV Sindhu has successfully maintained the fifth spot for herself in the women’s singles ranking released by Badminton World Federation (BWF). 

The 24-years-old, Rio Olympic silver medallist, has really had a tough fortnight in which she finished runner-up at the Indonesia Open and lost the game in the quarter-final of the Japan Open, well she lost to Japanese shuttler Akane Yamaguchi on both the occasions.

Sindhu is eyeing on the BWF World Championships scheduled to be held from August 19 and 25 and that’s why she withdrew from the ongoing Thailand Open. 

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