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How are rankings determined?
The BWF website includes the following explanation: "The ranking includes up to 10 tournaments with the highest points earned over the last 52 weeks."
Higashino and Watanabe, who were No. 2 in the previous rankings, have 109,700 points. China's Si Wei Zheng and Ya Qiong Huang, who moved up one spot in the rankings, are the current No. 2 with 108,600 points.
Thailand's Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanchai dropped from first to third this week.
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Author: Ed Odeven
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