PV Sindhu lost to top seed Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan, 14-21, 10-21, in the quarterfinals, while Saina Nehwal suffered a heartbreaking 20-22, 20-22 defeat at the hands of Sung Ji Hyun
The 2016 Olympic silver medallist was hardly troubled by World No.39 Ayustine, who came under a barrage of attacks from the Hyderabad girl. Sindhu won the match in 30 minutes at Birmingham'sBarclaycard Arena.
Saina Nehwal edged past Nozomi Okuhara in straight games, 21-15, 21-14, to improve her head-to-head record against her Japanese opponent to 6-1
Sixth seed Sindhu eased past Danish Mette Poulsen with a 21-10, 21-11 victory in 29 minutes. In the second round, the Indian will meet Indonesian Dinar Dyah Ayustine, who moved past Danish qualifier Natalia Koch Rohde 21-19, 22-20.
Ever since Pullela Gopichand emulated Prakash Padukone's 1980 feat in 2001, no Indian has ever laid claim to the crown with Saina Nehwal being the country's only shuttler to come close to achieving that rare feat when she reached the finals at 2015 before losing to Olympic champion Carolina Marin.
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.