Rio Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu said she would be treating the upcoming All England Championship like any other Super Series tournament and doesn't want to attach any special significance to it.
PV Sindhu, who previously held the sixth spot, edged ahead of Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in the latest badminton rankings.
Both Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu will give the Asia Mixed Team Championships a miss
Both PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal have won medals at the Olympic Games.
Playing in her first tournament of the year, world no. 9 PV Sindhu cruised to victory in the final against her 120th ranked Indonesian opponent, Gregoria Mariska
PV Sindhu will take on Gregoria Mariska of Indonesia for her maiden title at the Syed Modi International Badminton Championships.
Though she has been in the finals before, PV Sindhu has never been able to win the Lucknow-based tournament before.
PV Sindhu will face Vaidehi Choudhari in the women's singles quarterfinals at the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold while Kidambi Srikanth will be up against Zulfadli Zulkiffli of Malaysia in the men's event
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.
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
PV Sindhu defeated Cheung Ngan Yi 12-10, 11-6 in Chennai Smashers' trump match to give her side a 3-0 lead in the PBL 2017 match vs Bengaluru Blasters