PV Sindhu recorded a consolation win over He Bingjiao to end her campaign on a positive note at the BWF World Tour Final on Friday.
BWF World Tour Finals: PV Sindhu was knocked out after she squandered a game advantage to lose yet again in a one-hour and 12 minute match.
PV Sindhu seemed in control in the first half of the match but a rearguard action by Akane Yamaguchi saw her outwit the Indian with her athleticism and accuracy.
PV Sindhu has been placed in Group A alongside Chinese duo of Chen Yu Fei and He Bing Jiao, and Japan's Akane Yamaguchi.
PV Sindhu is the lowest ranked player in the fray for the 2019 BWF World Tour Finals but made it through because of her World Championship title.
PV Sindhu was retained by Hyderabad Hunters for Rs 77 lakh in the auction for the fifth season of the Premier Badminton League.
Saina Nehwal pulled out at the last moment to take some sheen off the Syed Modi International, beginning in Lucknow on Tuesday.
Hong Kong Open: Kidambi Srikanth defeated compatriot Sourabh Verma 21-11 15-21 21-19 in the second round to enter the quarterfinals for the first time in seven months.
Pullela Gopichand said that the crammed schedule is making life difficult for shuttlers as there is Olympic qualification at stake also besides taking part in the mandatory meets.
PV Sindhu crashed out of the China Open Super 750 in first round after losing to Pai Yu Po.
PV Sindhu will begin her campaign against Germany's Yvonne Li, while Saina Nehwal will take on China's Cai Yan Yan in the first round.
PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal also reached the quarterfinals of the French Open in Paris on Thursday.
PV Sindhu on Tuesday entered the second round of the ongoing French Open after outclassing Canada's Michelle Li in straight games.
PV Sindhu would look to snap her recent run of early exits when she begins her women's singles campaign at the French Open badminton tournament in Paris on Tuesday.
PV Sindhu, B Sai Praneeth and Sameer Verma all exited the Denmark Open after losing to their opponents in straight games.
Denmark Open: Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth both were knocked out in the first round after they lost in straight games to their respective opponents.
PV Sindhu beat her Indonesian counterpart Gregoria Mariska in straight games to advance to the second round of the Denmark Open badminton tournament.
PV Sindhu will be looking for her first title since her victory at the BWF World Championships in August when she leads the Indian challenge at the Denmark Open.