- India’s ace shuttler Saina Nehwal on has become the first woman badminton player from the country to be ranked number one in the world.
She is the second Indian player to achieve this feat, after legendary Prakash Padukone.
- Badminton’s world ranking takes into account a player’s 10 best performances over the past 52 weeks.
- Saina has now dislodged China’s Li Xuerui from the top spot.
- The last time a non-Chinese achieved the World No. 1 status was in December, 2010 when Denmark’sTine Baun had claimed the honour.
Sources: The Hindu.