The BWF World Ranking is the official ranking of the Badminton World Federation for badminton players who participate in tournaments sanctioned by Badminton World Federation. It is used to determine the qualification for the World Championships and Summer Olympic Games,[1] as well as BWF World Tour tournaments.[2] Seedings of draws at all BWF-sanctioned tournaments are conducted using the BWF World Ranking.[3] Players under 19 years of age are eligible to rank in the BWF World Junior Ranking, which were introduced in January 2011. The following lists are the rankings:[4]

Overview

The ranking points are awarded based on the level and progress of the tournament from each player/pair. Ranking points calculated are based on the tournaments each players/pairs participate in from the last 52 weeks. If a player or pair has participated in ten or fewer World Ranking tournaments, then the ranking is worked out by adding together the points won at tournaments in the last 52 weeks. If a player or pair has participated in 11 or more World Ranking tournaments, only the 10 highest points scored in the tournaments during the 52-week period count towards their ranking. The highest possible ranking points are 124,000 as of 2022 but will soon increase to 125,000 in 2023 with 4 Super 1000 Tournaments.[1][5][6] Though the highest points ever achieved are 122,606 by Viktor Axelsen as ranking points were frozen from 2020–2022.[citation needed]

Points system

Points system used are as follows:[5]

April 1, 1995 – 29 January 2003 system

1. The points system chart:[7]

Level Winner Runner-up 3/4 5/8 9/16 17/32 33/64 65/128 129/256 257/512 513/1024
World Championships, and Olympic Games
7* 600 510 420 330 240 150 60 30 12 6 3
World Grand Prix
6* 540 459 378 297 216 135 54 27 10.8 5.4 2.7
5* 480 408 336 264 192 120 48 24 9.6 4.8 2.4
4* 420 357 294 231 168 105 42 21 8.4 4.2 2.1
3* 360 306 252 198 144 90 36 18 7.2 3.6 1.8
2* 300 255 210 165 120 75 30 15 6 3 1.5
1* 240 204 168 132 96 60 24 12 4.8 2.4 1.2
International Circuit
A 180 153 126 99 72 45 18 9 3.6 1.8 0.9
B 120 102 84 66 48 30 12 6 2.4 1.2 0.6
C 60 51 42 33 24 15 6 3 1.2 0.6 0.3
D 40 34 28 22 16 10 4 2 0.8 0.4 0.2
E 20 17 14 11 8 5 2 1 0.4 0.2 0.1

2. World Badminton Grand Prix Finals are ranked as 6* event, the points system is as follows:

Decipline Winner Runner-up 3/4 2nd in Group 3rd in Group 4th in Group
Singles 540 459 378 297 256.5 216
Doubles 337.5 297

30 January, 2003 – 31 December, 2006 system

The points in the new system are multiplied by 10 from the previous one:[8]

Level Winner Runner-up 3/4 5/8 9/16 17/32 33/64 65/128 129/256 257/512 513/1024
World Championships, and Olympic Games
7* 6,000 5,100 4,200 3,300 2,400 1,500 600 300 120 60 30
World Grand Prix
6* 5,400 4,590 3,780 2,970 2,160 1,350 540 270 108 54 27
5* 4,800 4,080 3,360 2,640 1,920 1,200 480 240 96 48 24
4* 4,200 3,570 2,940 2,310 1,680 1,050 420 210 84 42 21
3* 3,600 3,060 2,520 1,980 1,440 900 360 180 72 36 18
2* 3,000 2,550 2,100 1,650 1,200 750 300 150 60 30 15
1* 2,400 2,040 1,680 1,320 960 600 240 120 48 24 12
International Circuit
A 1,800 1,530 1,260 990 720 450 180 90 36 18 9
B 1,200 1,020 840 660 480 300 120 60 24 12 6
C 600 510 420 330 240 150 60 30 12 6 3

2007–2017 system

Tournament Winner Runner-up 3/4 5/8 9/16 17/32 33/64 65/128 129/256 257/512 513/1024
BWF tournaments
(World Championships and Olympic Games)
1
12,000 10,200 8,400 6,600 4,800 3,000 1,200 600 240 120 60
Super Series Masters Finals
Super Series Premier
11,000 9,350 7,700 6,050 4,320 2,660 1,060 520
Super Series 9,200 7,800 6,420 5,040 3,600 2,220 880 430 170 80 40
Grand Prix Gold 7,000 5,950 4,900 3,850 2,750 1,670 660 320 130 60 30
Grand Prix 5,500 4,680 3,850 3,030 2,110 1,290 510 240 100 45 30
International Challenge 4,000 3,400 2,800 2,200 1,520 920 360 170 70 30 20
International Series 2,500 2,130 1,750 1,370 920 550 210 100 40 20 10
Future Series 1,700 1,420 1,170 920 600 350 130 60 20 10 5
^1 – At the Olympic Games, third place receives 9,200 points while fourth place receives 8,400 points.

2018–present system

Since 2018, BWF has started a new system for counting points:

Tournament Winner Runner-up 3/4 5/8 9/16 17/32 33/64 65/128 129/256
Grade 1 – BWF tournaments
World Championships 13,000 11,000 9,200 7,200 5,200 3,200 1,300 650 260
Olympic Games1 13,000 11,000 19,200 7,200 5,200 3,200 1,300 650 260
Grade 2 – BWF World Tour
Level 1 (Finals)2 12,000 10,200 8,400 6,600 4,800 3,000 1,200 600 240
Level 2 (Super 1000) 12,000 10,200 8,400 6,600 4,800 3,000 1,200 600 240
Level 3 (Super 750) 11,000 9,350 7,700 6,050 4,320 2,660 1,060 520 210
Level 4 (Super 500) 9,200 7,800 6,420 5,040 3,600 2,220 880 430 170
Level 5 (Super 300) 7,000 5,950 4,900 3,850 2,750 1,670 660 320 130
Level 6 (Super 100) 5,500 4,680 3,850 3,030 2,110 1,290 510 240 100
Grade 3 – BWF Continental Circuit
International Challenge 4,000 3,400 2,800 2,200 1,520 920 360 170 70
International Series 2,500 2,130 1,750 1,370 920 550 210 100 40
Future Series 1,700 1,420 1,170 920 600 350 130 60 20
^1 – At the Olympic Games 3rd place will receive 10,100 points. Fourth place will receive 9,200 points.
^2 – From 2022, at the World Tour Finals' group stage 3rd place will receive 7,500 points. Fourth place will receive 6,600 points.

Player rankings

Players in their highest peak are marked in light yellow, retired players are marked in italic.

Men's singles

BWF World Rankings (Men's singles)
as of 18 July 2023[9]
# Country Players Points Highest peak
Rank Date
1 Steady  Denmark Viktor Axelsen 101,205 1 September 28, 2017 (2017-09-28)
2 Steady  Indonesia Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 87,211 2 January 24, 2023 (2023-01-24)
3 Increase 1  Thailand Kunlavut Vitidsarn 76,528 3 June 6, 2023 (2023-06-06)
4 Decrease 1  Japan Kodai Naraoka 75,635 3 May 2, 2023 (2023-05-02)
5 Increase 2  China Li Shifeng 71,488 5 July 18, 2023 (2023-07-18)
6 Decrease 1  China Shi Yuqi 70,554 2 August 24, 2017 (2017-08-24)
7 Increase 1  Chinese Taipei Chou Tien-chen 68,627 2 August 6, 2019 (2019-08-06)
8 Decrease 2  Singapore Loh Kean Yew 67,782 3 November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
9 Increase 1  Indonesia Jonatan Christie 67,541 10 January 31, 2023 (2023-01-31)
10 Decrease 1  India Prannoy H. S. 66,957 2 May 16, 2023 (2023-05-16)
11 Steady  Japan Kenta Nishimoto 60,517 9 September 6, 2018 (2018-09-06)
12 Steady  India Lakshya Sen 56,201 10 November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
13 Steady  China Lu Guangzu 54,790 6 January 17, 2023 (2023-01-17)
14 Steady  Hong Kong Ng Ka Long 54,522 10 November 23, 2017 (2017-11-23)
15 Steady  Japan Kanta Tsuneyama 54,271 2 November 26, 2019 (2019-11-26)
16 Steady  Denmark Anders Antonsen 54,040 2 September 27, 2022 (2022-09-27)
17 Steady  Malaysia Lee Zii Jia 53,156 2 October 25, 2022 (2022-10-25)
18 Steady  Hong Kong Lee Cheuk Yiu 53,074 15 October 26, 2021 (2021-10-26)
19 Steady  Indonesia Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo 49,744 6 January 31, 2023 (2023-01-31)
20 Steady  India Kidambi Srikanth 48,033 1 April 12, 2018 (2018-04-12)

Women's singles

BWF World Rankings (Women's singles)
as of 18 July 2023[10]
# Country Players Points Highest peak
Rank Date
1 Steady  Japan Akane Yamaguchi 104,517 1 April 19, 2018 (2018-04-19)
2 Steady  South Korea An Se-young 102,264 2 November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
3 Steady  China Chen Yufei 93,396 1 December 17, 2019 (2019-12-17)
4 Steady  Chinese Taipei Tai Tzu-ying 88,486 1 December 1, 2016 (2016-12-01)
5 Steady  China He Bingjiao 79,974 5 November 15, 2022 (2022-11-15)
6 Steady  Spain Carolina Marín 76,890 1 June 11, 2015 (2015-06-11)
7 Steady  Thailand Ratchanok Intanon 66,103 1 April 21, 2016 (2016-04-21)
8 Steady  Indonesia Gregoria Mariska Tunjung 63,011 7 July 4, 2023 (2023-07-04)
9 Steady  China Han Yue 61,480 9 April 11, 2023 (2023-04-11)
10 Increase 1  Thailand Pornpawee Chochuwong 56,979 8 October 25, 2022 (2022-10-25)
11 Decrease 1  China Wang Zhiyi 55,950 6 January 31, 2023 (2023-01-31)
12 Increase 1  United States Beiwen Zhang 53,995 8 June 22, 2017 (2017-06-22)
13 Increase 1  Thailand Busanan Ongbamrungphan 53,444 9 November 1, 2022 (2022-11-01)
14 Increase 1  Canada Michelle Li 52,711 2 October 22, 2019 (2019-10-22)
15 Increase 1  Denmark Mia Blichfeldt 49,759 11 September 3, 2019 (2019-09-03)
16 Increase 1  Thailand Supanida Katethong 49,489 16 June 27, 2023 (2023-06-27)
17 Decrease 5  India P. V. Sindhu 49,480 10 April 6, 2017 (2017-04-06)
18 Steady  Chinese Taipei Hsu Wen-chi 44,462 16 January 17, 2023 (2023-01-17)
19 Increase 1  South Korea Kim Ga-eun 42,626 13 March 10, 2020 (2020-03-10)
20 Decrease 1  China Zhang Yiman 42,210 15 December 27, 2022 (2022-12-27)

Men's doubles

BWF World Rankings (Men's doubles)
as of 18 July 2023[11]
# Country Players Points Highest peak
(pair)
Highest peak
(individual)
Rank Date Rank Partner Date
1 Steady  Indonesia Fajar Alfian 89,879 1 December 27, 2022 (2022-12-27) 1 Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto December 27, 2022 (2022-12-27)
 Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto 1 Indonesia Fajar Alfian December 27, 2022 (2022-12-27)
2 Steady  China Liang Weikeng 85,841 2 June 13, 2023 (2023-06-13) 2 China Wang Chang June 13, 2023 (2023-06-13)
 China Wang Chang 2 China Liang Weikeng June 13, 2023 (2023-06-13)
3 Steady  India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy 82,331 3 June 20, 2023 (2023-06-20) 3 India Chirag Shetty June 20, 2023 (2023-06-20)
 India Chirag Shetty 3 India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy June 20, 2023 (2023-06-20)
4 Steady  Malaysia Aaron Chia 78,894 2 January 24, 2023 (2023-01-24) 2 Malaysia Soh Wooi Yik January 24, 2023 (2023-01-24)
 Malaysia Soh Wooi Yik 2 Malaysia Aaron Chia January 24, 2023 (2023-01-24)
5 Steady  Japan Takuro Hoki 72,161 1 September 20, 2022 (2022-09-20) 1 Japan Yugo Kobayashi September 20, 2022 (2022-09-20)
 Japan Yugo Kobayashi 1 Japan Takuro Hoki September 20, 2022 (2022-09-20)
6 Steady  Malaysia Ong Yew Sin 71,150 6 June 20, 2023 (2023-06-20) 6 Malaysia Teo Ee Yi June 20, 2023 (2023-06-20)
 Malaysia Teo Ee Yi 6 Malaysia Ong Yew Sin June 20, 2023 (2023-06-20)
7 Increase 1  China Liu Yuchen 69,358 2 May 30, 2023 (2023-05-30) 1 China Li Junhui April 6, 2017 (2017-04-06)
 China Ou Xuanyi 2 China Liu Yuchen May 30, 2023 (2023-05-30)
8 Decrease 1  Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan 68,120 1 November 21, 2013 (2013-11-21) 1 Indonesia Hendra Setiawan November 21, 2013 (2013-11-21)
 Indonesia Hendra Setiawan 1 Indonesia Markis Kido
Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
September 27, 2007 (2007-09-27)
November 21, 2013 (2013-11-21)
9 Increase 1  Denmark Kim Astrup 66,479 5 September 27, 2018 (2018-09-27) 5 Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen September 27, 2018 (2018-09-27)
 Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen 5 Denmark Kim Astrup September 27, 2018 (2018-09-27)
10 Decrease 1  Indonesia Leo Rolly Carnando 63,739 9 May 23, 2023 (2023-05-23) 9 Indonesia Daniel Marthin May 23, 2023 (2023-05-23)
 Indonesia Daniel Marthin 9 Indonesia Leo Rolly Carnando May 23, 2023 (2023-05-23)
11 Steady  South Korea Choi Sol-gyu 61,540 9 January 3, 2023 (2023-01-03) 7 South Korea Seo Seung-jae November 19, 2019 (2019-11-19)
 South Korea Kim Won-ho 9 South Korea Choi Sol-gyu January 3, 2023 (2023-01-03)
12 Steady  South Korea Kang Min-hyuk 61,025 11 June 20, 2023 (2023-06-20) 11 South Korea Seo Seung-jae June 20, 2023 (2023-06-20)
 South Korea Seo Seung-jae 7 South Korea Choi Sol-gyu November 19, 2019 (2019-11-19)
13 Steady  England Ben Lane 57,010 13 September 27, 2022 (2022-09-27) 13 England Sean Vendy September 27, 2022 (2022-09-27)
 England Sean Vendy 13 England Ben Lane September 27, 2022 (2022-09-27)
14 Increase 1  Indonesia Muhammad Shohibul Fikri 56,380 11 January 3, 2023 (2023-01-03) 11 Indonesia Bagas Maulana January 3, 2023 (2023-01-03)
 Indonesia Bagas Maulana 11 Indonesia Muhammad Shohibul Fikri January 3, 2023 (2023-01-03)
15 Decrease 1  Chinese Taipei Lu Ching-yao 55,088 10 November 16, 2017 (2017-11-16) 10 Chinese Taipei Yang Po-han November 16, 2017 (2017-11-16)
 Chinese Taipei Yang Po-han 10 Chinese Taipei Lu Ching-yao November 16, 2017 (2017-11-16)
16 Steady  China He Jiting 54,670 12 April 11, 2023 (2023-04-11) 10 China Tan Qiang July 23, 2019 (2019-07-23)
 China Zhou Haodong 5 China Han Chengkai April 9, 2019 (2019-04-09)
17 Steady  Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon 53,283 1 March 16, 2017 (2017-03-16) 1 Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo March 16, 2017 (2017-03-16)
 Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo 1 Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon March 16, 2017 (2017-03-16)
18 Steady  Chinese Taipei Lee Yang 48,578 2 September 27, 2022 (2022-09-27) 2 Chinese Taipei Wang Chi-lin September 27, 2022 (2022-09-27)
 Chinese Taipei Wang Chi-lin 2 Chinese Taipei Lee Yang September 27, 2022 (2022-09-27)
19 Steady  China Ren Xiangyu 48,484 19 May 16, 2023 (2023-05-16) 16 China Ou Xuanyi April 9, 2019 (2019-04-09)
 China Tan Qiang 10 China He Jiting July 23, 2019 (2019-07-23)
20 Steady  Japan Akira Koga 47,564 17 October 25, 2022 (2022-10-25) 17 Japan Taichi Saito October 25, 2022 (2022-10-25)
 Japan Taichi Saito 17 Japan Akira Koga October 25, 2022 (2022-10-25)

Women's doubles

BWF World Rankings (Women's doubles)
as of 18 July 2023[12]
# Country Players Points Highest peak
(pair)
Highest peak
(individual)
Rank Date Rank Partner Date
1 Steady  China Chen Qingchen 100,654 1 October 26, 2017 (2017-10-26) 1 China Jia Yifan October 26, 2017 (2017-10-26)
 China Jia Yifan 1 China Chen Qingchen October 26, 2017 (2017-10-26)
2 Steady  South Korea Baek Ha-na 90,020 2 May 30, 2023 (2023-05-30) 2 South Korea Lee So-hee May 30, 2023 (2023-05-30)
 South Korea Lee So-hee 2 South Korea Chang Ye-na
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
South Korea Baek Ha-na
November 9, 2017 (2017-11-09)
December 21, 2021 (2021-12-21)
May 30, 2023 (2023-05-30)
3 Steady  South Korea Kim So-yeong 77,675 1 October 4, 2022 (2022-10-04) 1 South Korea Kong Hee-yong October 4, 2022 (2022-10-04)
 South Korea Kong Hee-yong 1 South Korea Kim So-yeong October 4, 2022 (2022-10-04)
4 Steady  Japan Mayu Matsumoto 76,253 1 April 30, 2019 (2019-04-30) 1 Japan Wakana Nagahara April 30, 2019 (2019-04-30)
 Japan Wakana Nagahara 1 Japan Mayu Matsumoto April 30, 2019 (2019-04-30)
5 Steady  China Zhang Shuxian 73,543 2 May 23, 2023 (2023-05-23) 2 China Zheng Yu May 23, 2023 (2023-05-23)
 China Zheng Yu 2 China Zhang Shuxian May 23, 2023 (2023-05-23)
6 Steady  Japan Yuki Fukushima 73,395 1 June 21, 2018 (2018-06-21) 1 Japan Sayaka Hirota June 21, 2018 (2018-06-21)
 Japan Sayaka Hirota 1 Japan Yuki Fukushima June 21, 2018 (2018-06-21)
7 Steady  Japan Nami Matsuyama 72,485 2 November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08) 2 Japan Chiharu Shida November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
 Japan Chiharu Shida 2 Japan Nami Matsuyama November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
8 Steady  South Korea Jeong Na-eun 72,090 3 December 27, 2022 (2022-12-27) 3 South Korea Kim Hye-jeong December 27, 2022 (2022-12-27)
 South Korea Kim Hye-jeong 3 South Korea Jeong Na-eun December 27, 2022 (2022-12-27)
9 Steady  Thailand Jongkolphan Kititharakul 69,673 5 December 20, 2022 (2022-12-20) 5 Thailand Rawinda Prajongjai December 20, 2022 (2022-12-20)
 Thailand Rawinda Prajongjai 5 Thailand Jongkolphan Kititharakul December 20, 2022 (2022-12-20)
10 Increase 1  Thailand Benyapa Aimsaard 68,195 9 January 3, 2023 (2023-01-03) 9 Thailand Nuntakarn Aimsaard January 3, 2023 (2023-01-03)
 Thailand Nuntakarn Aimsaard 9 Thailand Benyapa Aimsaard January 3, 2023 (2023-01-03)
11 Increase 1  Malaysia Pearly Tan 65,821 5 January 31, 2023 (2023-01-31) 5 Malaysia Thinaah Muralitharan January 31, 2023 (2023-01-31)
 Malaysia Thinaah Muralitharan 5 Malaysia Pearly Tan January 31, 2023 (2023-01-31)
12 Decrease 2  Indonesia Apriyani Rahayu 64,983 4 March 18, 2023 (2023-03-18) 3 Indonesia Greysia Polii September 20, 2018 (2018-09-20)
 Indonesia Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti 4 Indonesia Apriyani Rahayu March 18, 2023 (2023-03-18)
13 Steady  Japan Rena Miyaura 50,921 13 July 11, 2023 (2023-07-11) 13 Japan Ayako Sakuramoto July 11, 2023 (2023-07-11)
 Japan Ayako Sakuramoto 9 Japan Yukiko Takahata February 5, 2019 (2019-02-05)
14 Increase 1  Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva 49,564 8 November 8, 2018 (2018-11-08) 8 Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva November 8, 2018 (2018-11-08)
 Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva 8 Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva November 8, 2018 (2018-11-08)
15 Decrease 1  Indonesia Febriana Dwipuji Kusuma 48,120 13 May 16, 2023 (2023-05-16) 13 Indonesia Amalia Cahaya Pratiwi May 16, 2023 (2023-05-16)
 Indonesia Amalia Cahaya Pratiwi 13 Indonesia Febriana Dwipuji Kusuma May 16, 2023 (2023-05-16)
16 Steady  China Li Wenmei 48,110 15 June 13, 2023 (2023-06-13) 9 China Zheng Yu January 14, 2020 (2020-01-14)
 China Liu Xuanxuan 15 China Li Wenmei June 13, 2023 (2023-06-13)
17 Increase 2  Denmark Maiken Fruergaard 47,394 14 January 15, 2029 (2029-01-15) 14 Denmark Sara Thygesen January 15, 2019 (2019-01-15)
 Denmark Sara Thygesen 14 Denmark Maiken Fruergaard January 15, 2019 (2019-01-15)
18 Decrease 1  Japan Rin Iwanaga 46,730 15 October 25, 2022 (2022-10-25) 15 Japan Kie Nakanishi October 25, 2022 (2022-10-25)
 Japan Kie Nakanishi 15 Japan Rin Iwanaga October 25, 2022 (2022-10-25)
19 Decrease 1  India Treesa Jolly 46,485 14 May 30, 2023 (2023-05-30) 14 India Gayatri Gopichand May 30, 2023 (2023-05-30)
 India Gayatri Gopichand 14 India Treesa Jolly May 30, 2023 (2023-05-30)
20 Increase 1  Chinese Taipei Lee Chia-hsin 43,175 20 July 18, 2023 (2023-07-18) 20 Chinese Taipei Teng Chun-hsun July 18, 2023 (2023-07-18)
 Chinese Taipei Teng Chun-hsun 20 Chinese Taipei Lee Chia-hsin July 18, 2023 (2023-07-18)

Mixed doubles

BWF World Rankings (Mixed doubles)
as of 18 July 2023[13]
# Country Players Points Highest peak
(pair)
Highest peak
(individual)
Rank Date Rank Partner Date
1 Steady  China Zheng Siwei 113,606 1 August 9, 2018 (2018-08-09) 1 China Chen Qingchen
China Huang Yaqiong
December 22, 2016 (2016-12-22)
August 9, 2018 (2018-08-09)
 China Huang Yaqiong 1 China Zheng Siwei August 9, 2018 (2018-08-09)
2 Steady  Japan Yuta Watanabe 86,335 1 November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08) 1 Japan Arisa Higashino November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
 Japan Arisa Higashino 1 Japan Yuta Watanabe November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
3 Steady  Thailand Dechapol Puavaranukroh 78,004 1 December 7, 2021 (2021-12-07) 1 Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai December 7, 2021 (2021-12-07)
 Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai 1 Thailand Dechapol Puavaranukroh December 7, 2021 (2021-12-07)
4 Steady  China Feng Yanzhe 74,489 4 June 20, 2023 (2023-06-20) 4 China Huang Dongping June 20, 2023 (2023-06-20)
 China Huang Dongping 1 China Wang Yilyu April 12, 2018 (2018-04-12)
5 Steady  South Korea Seo Seung-jae 69,276 4 May 23, 2023 (2023-05-23) 4 South Korea Chae Yoo-jung May 23, 2023 (2023-05-23)
 South Korea Chae Yoo-jung 4 South Korea Seo Seung-jae May 23, 2023 (2023-05-23)
6 Steady  South Korea Kim Won-ho 67,317 5 June 20, 2023 (2023-06-20) 5 South Korea Jeong Na-eun June 20, 2023 (2023-06-20)
 South Korea Jeong Na-eun 5 South Korea Kim Won-ho June 20, 2023 (2023-06-20)
7 Steady  France Thom Gicquel 64,581 5 January 3, 2023 (2023-01-03) 5 France Delphine Delrue January 3, 2023 (2023-01-03)
 France Delphine Delrue 5 France Thom Gicquel January 3, 2023 (2023-01-03)
8 Increase 1  Netherlands Robin Tabeling 61,503 8 July 18, 2023 (2023-07-18) 8 Netherlands Selena Piek July 18, 2023 (2023-07-18)
 Netherlands Selena Piek 8 Netherlands Robin Tabeling July 18, 2023 (2023-07-18)
9 Decrease 1  Malaysia Goh Soon Huat 60,884 6 June 21, 2018 (2018-06-21) 6 Malaysia Shevon Jemie Lai June 21, 2018 (2018-06-21)
 Malaysia Shevon Jemie Lai 6 Malaysia Goh Soon Huat June 21, 2018 (2018-06-21)
10 Steady  China Jiang Zhenbang 59,517 9 June 6, 2023 (2023-06-06) 9 China Wei Yaxin June 6, 2023 (2023-06-06)
 China Wei Yaxin 9 China Jiang Zhenbang June 6, 2023 (2023-06-06)
11 Steady  Denmark Mathias Christiansen 58,608 8 October 25, 2022 (2022-10-25) 4 Denmark Christinna Pedersen October 25, 2018 (2018-10-25)
 Denmark Alexandra Bøje 8 Denmark Mathias Christiansen October 25, 2022 (2022-10-25)
12 Steady  Indonesia Rehan Naufal Kusharjanto 56,860 10 May 2, 2023 (2023-05-02) 10 Indonesia Lisa Ayu Kusumawati May 2, 2023 (2023-05-02)
 Indonesia Lisa Ayu Kusumawati 10 Indonesia Rehan Naufal Kusharjanto May 2, 2023 (2023-05-02)
13 Steady  Thailand Supak Jomkoh 55,778 10 December 20, 2022 (2022-12-20) 10 Thailand Supissara Paewsampran December 20, 2022 (2022-12-20)
 Thailand Supissara Paewsampran 10 Thailand Supak Jomkoh December 20, 2022 (2022-12-20)
14 Steady  Malaysia Chen Tang Jie 54,888 14 July 4, 2023 (2023-07-04) 14 Malaysia Toh Ee Wei July 4, 2023 (2023-07-04)
 Malaysia Toh Ee Wei 14 Malaysia Chen Tang Jie July 4, 2023 (2023-07-04)
15 Steady  Japan Kyohei Yamashita 54,819 13 December 27, 2022 (2022-12-27) 13 Japan Naru Shinoya December 27, 2022 (2022-12-27)
 Japan Naru Shinoya 13 Japan Kyohei Yamashita December 27, 2022 (2022-12-27)
16 Steady  Indonesia Rinov Rivaldy 54,674 9 December 27, 2022 (2022-12-27) 9 Indonesia Pitha Haningtyas Mentari December 27, 2022 (2022-12-27)
 Indonesia Pitha Haningtyas Mentari 9 Indonesia Rinov Rivaldy December 27, 2022 (2022-12-27)
17 Steady  Indonesia Dejan Ferdinansyah 53,486 14 May 30, 2023 (2023-05-30) 14 Indonesia Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja May 30, 2023 (2023-05-30)
 Indonesia Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja 6 Indonesia Hafiz Faizal May 7, 2019 (2019-05-07)
18 Increase 4  Chinese Taipei Ye Hong-wei 53,072 18 July 18, 2023 (2023-07-18) 18 Chinese Taipei Lee Chia-hsin July 18, 2023 (2023-07-18)
 Chinese Taipei Lee Chia-hsin 10 Chinese Taipei Wang Chi-lin June 21, 2018 (2018-06-21)
19 Increase 1  Malaysia Tan Kian Meng 52,634 5 December 20, 2022 (2022-12-20) 5 Malaysia Lai Pei Jing December 20, 2022 (2022-12-20)
 Malaysia Lai Pei Jing 5 Malaysia Tan Kian Meng December 20, 2022 (2022-12-20)
20 Steady  Japan Yuki Kaneko 50,760 12 December 27, 2022 (2022-12-27) 12 Japan Misaki Matsutomo December 27, 2022 (2022-12-27)
 Japan Misaki Matsutomo 12 Japan Kenichi Hayakawa
Japan Yuki Kaneko
June 19, 2014 (2014-06-19)
December 27, 2022 (2022-12-27)

World team rankings

BWF World Team Rankings
as of 4 April 2023[14]
# Country Conf. Men's singles Women's singles Men's doubles Women's doubles Mixed doubles Sudirman Cup Thomas Cup Uber Cup Points Highest peak
Player Rank Point Player Rank Point Player Rank Point Player Rank Point Player Rank Point Rank Point Rank Point Rank Point Rank Date
1 Steady  China BA Shi Yuqi 10 1,200 Chen Yufei 3 1,500 Liu Yuchen
Ou Xuanyi
5 1,200 Chen Qingchen
Jia Yifan
1 1,500 Zheng Siwei
Huang Yaqiong
1 1,500 1 5,000 7 1,000.0 2 2,000 14,900.0 1 January 2011 (2011-01)
2 Steady  Japan BA Kodai Naraoka 5 1,200 Akane Yamaguchi 1 1,500 Takuro Hoki
Yugo Kobayashi
4 1,200 Nami Matsuyama
Chiharu Shida
2 1,500 Yuta Watanabe
Arisa Higashino
2 1,500 2 4,000 3 1,500.0 3 1,500 13,900.0 1 October 2018 (2018-10)
3 Steady  South Korea BA Jeon Hyeok-jin 38 750 An Se-young 2 1,500 Choi Sol-gyu
Kim Won-ho
10 1,200 Kim So-yeong
Kong Hee-yong
3 1,500 Seo Seung-jae
Chae Yoo-jung
5 1,200 3 3,000 8 1,000.0 1 2,500 12,650.0 1 July 2017 (2017-07)
4 Steady  Indonesia BA Jonatan Christie 2 1,500 Gregoria Mariska Tunjung 12 1,000 Fajar Alfian
Muhammad Rian Ardianto
1 1,500 Apriyani Rahayu
Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti
5 1,200 Rinov Rivaldy
Pitha Haningtyas Mentari
12 1,000 5 2,000 2 2,000.0 5 1,000 11,200.0 3 October 2011 (2011-10)
5 Steady  Malaysia BA Lee Zii Jia 4 1,200 Goh Jin Wei 29 750 Aaron Chia
Soh Wooi Yik
2 1,500 Pearly Tan
Thinaah Muralitharan
8 1,200 Tan Kian Meng
Lai Pei Jing
7 1,200 3 3,000 5 1,000.0 9 750 10,600.0 5 October 2022 (2022-10)
6 Increase 2  Denmark BE Viktor Axelsen 1 1,500 Mia Blichfeldt 16 1,000 Kim Astrup
Anders Skaarup Rasmussen
9 1,200 Maiken Fruergaard
Sara Thygesen
18 1,000 Mathias Christiansen
Alexandra Bøje
17 1,000 7 2,000 3 1,500.0 7 1,000 10,200.0 2 January 2012 (2012-01)
7 Decrease 1  India BA Prannoy H. S. 9 1,200 P. V. Sindhu 11 1,000 Satwiksairaj Rankireddy
Chirag Shetty
6 1,200 Treesa Jolly
Gayatri Gopichand
19 1,000 Ishaan Bhatnagar
Tanisha Crasto
29 500 12 1,500 1 2,500.0 8 1,000 10,100.0 6 July 2015 (2015-07)
8 Decrease 1  Thailand BA Kunlavut Vitidsarn 7 1,200 Ratchanok Intanon 8 1,200 Supak Jomkoh
Kittinupong Kedren
29 500 Jongkolphan Kititharakul
Rawinda Prajongjai
10 1,200 Dechapol Puavaranukroh
Sapsiree Taerattanachai
4 1,200 6 2,000 9 750.0 3 1,500 9,550.0 4 October 2013 (2013-10)
9 Steady  Chinese Taipei BA Chou Tien-chen 6 1,200 Tai Tzu-ying 4 1,200 Lu Ching-yao
Yang Po-han
14 1,000 Hsu Ya-ching
Teng Chun-hsun
25 500 Ye Hong-wei
Lee Chia-hsin
25 500 8 2,000 6 1,000.0 6 1,000 8,400.0 5 July 2018 (2018-07)
10 Steady  Germany BE Kai Schäfer 66 500 Yvonne Li 28 750 Mark Lamsfuß
Marvin Seidel
17 1,000 Linda Efler
Isabel Lohau
27 500 Mark Lamsfuß
Isabel Lohau
13 1,000 10 1,500 12 750.0 12 750 6,750.0 7 October 2011 (2011-10)
11 Steady  France BE Toma Junior Popov 28 750 Qi Xuefei 43 750 Christo Popov
Toma Junior Popov
30 500 Margot Lambert
Anne Tran
26 500 Thom Gicquel
Delphine Delrue
6 1,200 2 1,200 10 750.0 14 675 6,325.0 11 October 2022 (2022-10)
12 Steady  Canada BPA Brian Yang 31 750 Michelle Li 15 1,000 Adam Dong
Nyl Yakura
46 500 Rachel Honderich
Kristen Tsai
36 500 Ty Alexander Lindeman
Josephine Wu
35 500 13 1,350 14 675.0 10 750 6,025.0 12 October 2019 (2019-10)
13 Increase 1  England BE Toby Penty 122 250 Abigail Holden 169 250 Ben Lane
Sean Vendy
18 1,000 Chloe Birch
Jessica Pugh
34 500 Gregory Mairs
Jenny Moore
28 500 9 1,500 11 750.0 4,750.0 10 July 2019 (2019-07)
14 Increase 1  Spain BE Luís Enrique Peñalver 48 750 Carolina Marín 7 1,200 Joan Monroy
Carlos Piris
76 250 Clara Azurmendi
Beatriz Corrales
46 500 Joan Monroy
Ania Setien
105 250 7 875 11 750 4,450.0 14 April 2023 (2023-04)
15 Decrease 2  Singapore BA Loh Kean Yew 8 1,200 Yeo Jia Min 31 750 Terry Hee
Loh Kean Hean
36 500 Jin Yujia
Crystal Wong
23 500 Terry Hee
Jessica Tan
24 500 13 675.0 4,125.0 9 October 2014 (2014-10)
16 Increase 4  Hong Kong BA Lee Cheuk Yiu 20 1,000 Yeung Sum Yee 129 250 Chow Hin Long
Lui Chun Wai
96 250 Yeung Nga Ting
Yeung Pui Lam
30 500 Tang Chun Man
Tse Ying Suet
22 1,000 7 467.5 6 600 4067.5 9 July 2014 (2014-07)
17 Decrease 1  Netherlands BE Mark Caljouw 40 750 Jaymie Laurens 209 100 Ruben Jille
Ties van der Lecq
32 500 Debora Jille
Cheryl Seinen
29 500 Robin Tabeling
Selena Piek
11 1,000 5 1,135 3,985.0 11 January 2020 (2020-01)
18 Decrease 1  United States BPA Howard Shu 115 250 Beiwen Zhang 16 1,000 Vinson Chiu
Joshua Yuan
60 250 Srivedya Gurazada
Ishika Jaiswal
44 500 Vinson Chiu
Jennie Gai
38 500 15 675.0 13 675 3,850.0 14 October 2011 (2011-10)
19 Steady  Scotland BE Callum Smith 375 100 Kirsty Gilmour 23 750 Alexander Dunn
Adam Hall
22 500 Julie MacPherson
Ciara Torrance
32 500 Adam Hall
Julie MacPherson
34 500 18 1,135 3,485.0 19 January 2023 (2023-01)
20 Decrease 2  Egypt BCA Adham Hatem Elgamal 133 250 Doha Hany 111 250 Adham Hatem Elgamal
Ahmed Salah
145 125 Nour Ahmed Youssri
Doha Hany
166 125 Adham Hatem Elgamal
Doha Hany
59 250 15 1,125 2 300.0 16 675 3,325.0 18 October 2022 (2022-10)
21 Increase 1  Brazil BPA Ygor Coelho 55 500 Juliana Viana Vieira 74 500 Fabrício Farias
Francielton Farias
116 125 Jaqueline Lima
Sâmia Lima
45 500 Fabricio Farias
Jaqueline Lima
41 500 2 400.0 3 375 2,900.0 21 July 2015 (2015-07)
22 Increase 5  Guatemala BPA Kevin Cordón 43 750 Nikté Sotomayor 101 250 Aníbal Marroquín
Jonathan Solís
70 250 Diana Corleto Soto
Nikté Sotomayor
97 250 Jonathan Solís
Diana Corleto Soto
60 250 5 312.5 4 350 2,412.5 22 January 2023 (2023-01)
23 Increase 3  Belgium BE Julien Carraggi 82 500 Lianne Tan 39 750 Iljo van Delsen
Yaro van Delsen
556 5 Lise Jaques
Lien Lammertyn
221 50 Senne Houthoofd
Lise Jaques
268 50 13 875 2,230.0 17 July 2012 (2012-07)
24 Increase 1  Estonia BE Karl Kert 262 100 Kristin Kuuba 49 750 Kristjan Kaljurand
Raul Käsner
188 125 Kati-Kreet Marran
Helina Rüütel
55 250 Kristjan Kaljurand
Helina Rüütel
254 50 7 875 2,150.0 23 October 2022 (2022-10)
25 Increase 3  Peru BPA Adriano Vialle Aguirre 171 250 Ines Lucia Castillo Salazar 84 500 Jose Guevara
Diego Mini
99 250 Ines Lucia Castillo Salazar
Paula la Torre Regal
69 250 Diego Mini
Paula la Torre Regal
94 250 5 312.5 5 312.5 2,125.0 25 April 2023 (2023-04)

Year-end number one players

See also: Category:World No. 1 badminton players

[15]

Year Men's Singles Women's Singles Men's Doubles Women's Doubles Mixed Doubles
2008 Malaysia Lee Chong Wei Hong Kong Zhou Mi Indonesia Markis Kido
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
China Du Jing
China Yu Yang
Indonesia Nova Widianto
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
2009 China Wang Yihan Malaysia Koo Kien Keat
Malaysia Tan Boon Heong
China Ma Jin
China Wang Xiaoli
South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
2010 Malaysia Lee Chong Wei China Wang Xin Denmark Mathias Boe
Denmark Carsten Mogensen
Chinese Taipei Cheng Wen-hsing
Chinese Taipei Chien Yu-chin
Denmark Thomas Laybourn
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
2011 China Wang Yihan China Cai Yun
China Fu Haifeng
China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
2012 Malaysia Lee Chong Wei China Li Xuerui Denmark Mathias Boe
Denmark Carsten Mogensen
China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
2013 Malaysia Lee Chong Wei China Li Xuerui Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
2014 China Chen Long South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
2015 China Chen Long Spain Carolina Marín South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
China Luo Ying
China Luo Yu
China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
2016 Malaysia Lee Chong Wei Chinese Taipei Tai Tzu-ying Malaysia Goh V Shem
Malaysia Tan Wee Kiong
Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
China Zheng Siwei
China Chen Qingchen
2017 Denmark Viktor Axelsen Chinese Taipei Tai Tzu-ying Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
China Zheng Siwei
China Chen Qingchen
2018 Japan Kento Momota Chinese Taipei Tai Tzu-ying Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
Japan Yuki Fukushima
Japan Sayaka Hirota
China Zheng Siwei
China Huang Yaqiong
2019 Japan Kento Momota China Chen Yufei China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
China Zheng Siwei
China Huang Yaqiong
2020 Chinese Taipei Tai Tzu-ying China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
2021 Denmark Viktor Axelsen Chinese Taipei Tai Tzu-ying China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
Thailand Dechapol Puavaranukroh
Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai
2022 Denmark Viktor Axelsen Japan Akane Yamaguchi Indonesia Fajar Alfian
Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto
China Zheng Siwei
China Huang Yaqiong
No. 1 during every week of the year

Number one ranked players timeline

See also: Category:World No. 1 badminton players

The following is a list of players who have achieved the number one position since 1 October 2009 (active players in light yellow, and current number 1 players are marked in bold):

Last updated: January 24, 2023 (2023-01-24)

NOTE: BWF froze the World Rankings from 18 March 2020 to 2 February 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Men's singles

Women's singles

Men's doubles

Women's doubles

# Player Date started Date ended Consecutive
weeks
Total
weeks
1 China Zhao Tingting 1 October 2009 4 November 2009 5 5
China Zhang Yawen
2 China Cheng Shu 5 November 2009 18 November 2009 2 2
China Zhao Yunlei
3 China Du Jing 19 November 2009 25 November 2009 1 (1)
China Yu Yang
4 China Ma Jin 26 November 2009 27 January 2010 9 (9)
China Wang Xiaoli
China Du Jing 28 January 2010 24 March 2010 8 9
China Yu Yang
China Ma Jin 25 March 2010 29 September 2010 27 36
China Wang Xiaoli
5 Chinese Taipei Cheng Wen-hsing 30 September 2010 27 April 2011 30 30
Chinese Taipei Chien Yu-chin
6 China Wang Xiaoli 28 April 2011 19 September 2012 73 (73)
China Yu Yang
7 China Tian Qing 20 September 2012 13 March 2013 25 (25)
China Zhao Yunlei
China Wang Xiaoli 14 March 2013 28 May 2014 63 136
China Yu Yang
8 China Bao Yixin 29 May 2014 29 October 2014 22 22
China Tang Jinhua
9 Japan Misaki Matsutomo 30 October 2014 26 November 2014 4 (4)
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
China Tian Qing 27 November 2014 1 April 2015 18 43
China Zhao Yunlei
Japan Misaki Matsutomo 2 April 2015 16 December 2015 37 (41)
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
10 China Luo Ying 17 December 2015 16 March 2016 13 13
China Luo Yu
Japan Misaki Matsutomo 17 March 2016 25 October 2017 84 (125)
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
11 China Chen Qingchen 26 October 2017 8 November 2017 2 (2)
China Jia Yifan
Japan Misaki Matsutomo 9 November 2017 22 November 2017 2 127
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
China Chen Qingchen 23 November 2017 20 June 2018 30 (32)
China Jia Yifan
12 Japan Yuki Fukushima 21 June 2018 4 July 2018 2 (2)
Japan Sayaka Hirota
China Chen Qingchen 5 July 2018 8 August 2018 5 (37)
China Jia Yifan
Japan Yuki Fukushima 9 August 2018 29 April 2019 38 (40)
Japan Sayaka Hirota
13 Japan Mayu Matsumoto 30 April 2019 22 July 2019 12 (12)
Japan Wakana Nagahara
Japan Yuki Fukushima 23 July 2019 29 July 2019 1 (41)
Japan Sayaka Hirota
Japan Mayu Matsumoto 30 July 2019 11 November 2019 15 27
Japan Wakana Nagahara
Japan Yuki Fukushima 12 November 2019 18 November 2019 1 (42)
Japan Sayaka Hirota
China Chen Qingchen 19 November 2019 1 February 2021 18 (55)
China Jia Yifan
Japan Yuki Fukushima 2 February 2021 20 December 2021 46 88
Japan Sayaka Hirota
China Chen Qingchen 21 December 2021 3 October 2022 41 96
China Jia Yifan
14 South Korea Kim So-yeong 4 October 2022 18 October 2022 3 3
South Korea Kong Hee-yong
China Chen Qingchen 25 October 2022 14 110
China Jia Yifan

Mixed doubles

# Player Date started Date ended Consecutive
weeks
Total
weeks
1 South Korea Lee Yong-dae 1 October 2009 20 January 2010 16 (16)
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
2 China Zheng Bo 21 January 2010 10 March 2010 7 7
China Ma Jin
3 Indonesia Nova Widianto 11 March 2010 24 March 2010 2 (2)
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
South Korea Lee Yong-dae 25 March 2010 21 April 2010 4 (20)
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
Indonesia Nova Widianto 22 April 2010 26 May 2010 5 (7)
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
South Korea Lee Yong-dae 27 May 2010 23 June 2010 4 24
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
4 Denmark Thomas Laybourn 24 June 2010 30 June 2010 1 (1)
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
Indonesia Nova Widianto 1 July 2010 25 August 2010 8 (15)
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
5 Poland Robert Mateusiak 26 August 2010 1 September 2010 1 1
Poland Nadieżda Zięba
Indonesia Nova Widianto 2 September 2010 3 November 2010 9 24
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
Denmark Thomas Laybourn 4 November 2010 2 February 2011 13 14
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
6 China Zhang Nan 3 February 2011 15 August 2012 80 (80)
China Zhao Yunlei
7 China Xu Chen 16 August 2012 18 September 2013 57 57
China Ma Jin
China Zhang Nan 19 September 2013 1 April 2015 80 (160)
China Zhao Yunlei
8 Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen 2 April 2015 8 April 2015 1 1
Denmark Christinna Pedersen
China Zhang Nan 9 April 2015 21 September 2016 76 236
China Zhao Yunlei
9 South Korea Ko Sung-hyun 22 September 2016 21 December 2016 13 13
South Korea Kim Ha-na
10 China Zheng Siwei 22 December 2016 11 April 2018 68 (68)
China Chen Qingchen
11 China Wang Yilyu 12 April 2018 25 April 2018 2 (2)
China Huang Dongping
China Zheng Siwei 26 April 2018 2 May 2018 1 69
China Chen Qingchen
12 Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad 3 May 2018 20 June 2018 7 (7)
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
China Wang Yilyu 21 June 2018 11 July 2018 3 5
China Huang Dongping
Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad 12 July 2018 8 August 2018 4 11
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
13 China Zheng Siwei 9 August 2018 6 December 2021 129 (129)
China Huang Yaqiong
14 Thailand Dechapol Puavaranukroh 7 December 2021 20 June 2022 28 (28)
Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai
China Zheng Siwei 21 June 2022 15 August 2022 8 (137)
China Huang Yaqiong
Thailand Dechapol Puavaranukroh 16 August 2022 7 November 2022 12 (40)
Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai
15 Japan Yuta Watanabe 8 November 2022 14 November 2022 1 1
Japan Arisa Higashino
China Zheng Siwei 15 November 2022 28 November 2022 2 (139)
China Huang Yaqiong
Thailand Dechapol Puavaranukroh 29 November 2022 12 December 2022 2 42
Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai
China Zheng Siwei 13 December 2022 7 146
China Huang Yaqiong

Players with highest career rank 2–5

Last update: 24 January 2023

The following is a list of players who were ranked world no. 5 or higher but not no. 1 in the period since the introduction of the BWF computer rankings (active players in light green):