BWF Latest Women’s Singles Rankings 2022 And Female Badminton Ranking Points System

BWF Latest Women’s Singles Rankings 2022 And Female Badminton Ranking Points System

Know about the most recent BWF top 20 women’s singles badminton rankings 2022, which have been updated after thrilling tournaments in Indonesia and the female ranking points syste,

Based on their level and performance in the competition, each player receives ranking points. The ranking points are based on the tournaments that each player has competed in over the previous 52 weeks and are used to help players climb the BWF World Rankings.

BWF Latest Women’s Singles Rankings And Female Badminton Ranking Points System List 2022

BWF World Rankings (Women’s singles)
Current Rank Country Players Points Peak Rank
1  Japan Akane Yamaguchi 111,963 1
2  Chinese Taipei Tai Tzu-Ying 109,845 1
3  South Korea An Se-young 103,603 3
4  China Chen Yufei 103,456 1
5  Spain Carolina Marín 100,380 1
6  Japan Nozomi Okuhara 96,560 1
7  India P. V. Sindhu 94,018 2
8  Thailand Ratchanok Intanon 87,549 1
9  China He Bingjiao 81,664 6
10  Thailand Pornpawee Chochuwong 78,265 10
11  Thailand Busanan Ongbamrungphan 70,294 11
12  Canada Michelle Li 70,130 8
13  Japan Sayaka Takahashi 66,573 10
14  China Wang Zhiyi 64,678 14
15  Denmark Mia Blichfeldt 63,819 11
16  United States Beiwen Zhang 58,610 9
17  Scotland Kirsty Gilmour 56,840 14
18  Singapore Yeo Jia Min 56,840 16
19  South Korea Kim Ga-eun 55,001 15
20  South Korea Sung Ji-hyun 54,010 2

2022 Highlights of BWF Women’s Singles Top Players

1) Akane Yamaguchi

In women’s singles badminton, Akane Yamaguchi is the current World Champion, having won gold in the women’s singles event at the BWF World Championships in 2021. She was a member of the Asian Junior Championships-winning Japanese team in 2012, and she went on to win further women’s singles titles after that. She won the World Junior Championships, Asian Junior Championships, and Asian Championships in 2013 and 2014.

2) Tai Tzu-ying

Tai Tzu-ying is a Taiwanese badminton player. She became the first woman to achieve world No. 1 in the women’s singles at the age of 22 in December 2016, and she holds the record for the longest reign in the women’s singles in BWF history, with more than 200 weeks. Tai won gold at the 2017 Summer Universiade and the 2018 Asian Games, as well as a silver medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the women’s singles event. Tai Tzu-ying was just crowned champion of the prestigious 2022 Indonesia Open.

3) An Se-young

An Seyoung, a Korean player, advanced to the final of 2022 All-England Open, where she was defeated by eventual winner Akane Yamaguchi. An Seyoung won the Korea Open in April 2022, defeating Pornpawee Chochuwong in straight sets with a score of 21-17, 21-18. She won the Super 300 New Zealand Open on the BWF World Tour in 2019, defeating China’s Li Xuerui, the 2012 Olympic gold medalist.

4) Chen Yufei


Chen Yufei is a Chinese badminton player. She is now the reigning Olympic gold medallist. She won the girls’ singles junior titles at the 2016 Asian and World Junior Championships. In the same year, Chen won her maiden senior title in the Macau Open. For the first time in her career, she ascended to the top of the BWF World Rankings on December 17, 2019, becoming world number one.

5) Carolina Marin

Carolina Marin is a Spanish professional badminton player. She is an Olympic gold medallist, three-time World Champion, five-time European Champion, and former BWF women’s singles World No. 1. She is the first female badminton competitor to win the World Championships in the women’s singles three times, in 2014, 2015, and 2018. She won the gold medal in women’s singles at the 2016 Rio Olympics.


BWF Women’s Singles Rankings: Best Ranked Indian Player

Sindhu defeated compatriot Malvika Bansod in the final of the Syed Modi International for the second time. Later, Sindhu went on to win the 2022 Swiss Open final in two straight games over Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan. Sindhu won the bronze medal at the 2022 Badminton Asia Championships, where she was seeded fourth. She overcame China’s fifth seed He Bingjiao in the quarterfinals, but lost a tough and contentious semi-final to top seed Akane Yamaguchi, earning her second medal at the tournament.

Currently, PV Sindhu is ranked ninth in the BWF World Rankings as she dropped two places in the rankings after a series of disappointing campaigns including first round elimination in 2022 Indonesia Open.

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