PV Sindhu took the lead by winning the first game but faced stiff opposition in the second and third game in the quarterfinals of the Badminton Asia Championships 2017.
The Rio Games silver winner easily notched up a 21-14, 21-15 win over unseeded Japanese Aya Ohori in the second round match that lasted just 40 minutes at the Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium.
The world number three Indian defeated Dinar Dyah Ayustine of Indonesia 21-8 21-18 in a lop-sided encounter that lasted just 31 minutes, while London Games bronze medallist lost to Japan's Sayaka Sato 19-21 21-16 21-18 in the women's singles after slogging it for more than an hour.
B Sai Praneeth upstaged compatriot K Srikanth to clinch the Singapore Open men's singles title, his maiden Super Series trophy on Sunday.
Indian shuttler B Sai Praneeth dished out a dominating performance to outclass Korea's Lee Dong-keun in straight games and reach his maiden Super Series final at the Singapore Open on Saturday.
PV Sindhu, who had dropped down to world No.5 due to her first round exit at the Malaysia Open last week, never looked the player who had outsmarted Marin not too long back in Delhi. The Indian just couldn't match up to the pace of the Spaniard.
After winning the India Open Superseries, PV Sindhu had suffered a shock defeat in the opening round of the Malaysia Open Superseries.
Akhilesh Das Gupta suffered a massive heart attack and was rushed to the Lari hospital where he died in the wee hours. He is survived by his wife, daughter and son.
PV Sindhu recently defeated Saina Nehwal during the India Open Superseries that was held in New Delhi
Ajay Jayaram, unseeded in the tournament, produced a remarkable comeback against Viktor Axelsen after being completely outclassed in the first game.
In 2017, PV Sindhu first won the Syed Modi International tournament and then defeated Carolina Marin, her Olympic nemesis, in straight games in New Delhi to win the India Open Superseries.
PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal suffered shock defeats in their opening round matches to exit the Malaysia Open Superseries tournament.
PV Sindhu defeated Carolina Marin in straight games to win her maiden India Open and second Superseries title of her career.
PV Sindhu delivered a scintillating performance to overcome Olympic champion Carolina Marin 21-19, 21-16 and clinch the title at the $325,000 India Open Superseries on Sunday.
PV Sindhu won in three games to enter the women's singles final at the India Open Superseries for the first time
PV Sindhu took the first game 21-18 but lost the second game 14-21 to Sung Ji Hyun of South Korea. The third game saw the Indian shuttler come back and win it 21-14 to book her place in the final of the India Open.
PV Sindhu overcame Saina Nehwal 21-16, 22-20 at the Siri Fort Complex in Delhi.