Top seed Saina Nehwal, who is desperately looking for a win to boost her confidence after recovering from a knee surgery which derailed her Rio Olympics campaign lat year, spanked Thailand's Chasinee Korepap 21-9 21-8 in a lop-sided contest.
Chennai Smashers claimed the Premier Badminton League 2017 title on Saturday after edging out Mumbai Rockets 4-3 in a thrilling final
PV Sindhu-led Chennai Smashers defeated Mumbai Rockets 4-3 to lift the 2017 Premier Badminton League 2017 title in New Delhi on Saturday. Catch all the highlights of PBL 2017 here.
While Chennai Masters overcame Awadhe Warriors in the first semifinal on Friday, Mumbai Rockets took just two matches to oust Hyderabad Hunters from the other last four clash.
In the Premier Badminton League semifinals, Saina Nehwal's Awadhe Warriors will fight against PV Sindhu's Chennai Smashers while Hyderabad Hunters will face off against Mumbai Rockets on Friday.
PV Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap and the mixed doubles pair of Chris and Gabrielle Adcock won their respective matches to hand Chennai Smashers yet another win in the Premier Badminton League.
Carolina Marin also said she expects Saina Nehwal to reach her optimum level of performance after gaining complete match fitness.
PV Sindhu led Chennai Smashers won the second, third and fourth matches of the tie to beat Mumbai Rockets 4-3 and enter the Premier Badminton League semifinals.
Saina Nehwal staved off a challenge from Hong Kong's Cheung Ngan Yi in their women's singles trump match, while Kidambi Srikanth stunned Rio bronze medallist Viktor Axelsen in the men's singles tie to guide Awadhe Warriors home
Delhi Acers cruised to a comfortable 5-2 victory over Chennai Smashers in the Premier Badminton League on Sunday
Delhi Acers bounced back from their previous three defeats, beating Chennai Smashers by a scoreline of 5-2 in a Premier Badminton League match on Sunday. Catch the highlights from the PBL 2017 match in Bengaluru
Carolina Marin had to dig deep before seeing off Ashwini Ponnappa in the final match of the evening as Hyderabad Hunters beat Bengaluru Blasters 4-3
Hyderabad Hunters defeated Bengaluru Blasters 4-3 in a thrilling Premier Badminton League match on Saturday. Catch the highlights of the PBL 2017 match in Bengaluru
Delhi Acers were handed a humiliating defeat by Awadhe Warriors as they lost the tie by -1,6 in the Premier Badminton League match on Thursday. With this win, Lucknow team reaches at the top of the points table with 11 points and Delhi are still at the bottom.
Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth led Awadhe Warriors charge as they outclassed Delhi Acers to win the tie 6(-1) in the Premier Badminton League on Thursday.
Mumbai Rockets defeated Hyderabad Hunters 2-1 in a PBL 2017 clash in Mumbai on Wednesday. Catch highlights of the PBL 2017 match here.
While Ajay Jayaram's win was huge, HS Prannoy fought off a nervy Korean world No. 4 Son Wan Ho to hand Mumbai a 2-0 lead. The 11-9, 11-9 win over Son meant that the loud Mumbai crowd saw yet another top-5 player losing.
Spain's Carolina Marin will face Korea's Sung Ji Hyun in the Premier Badminton League 2017 women's singles match on Wednesday.