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.
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 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.
Saina Nehwal of Awadhe Warriors lost her much-awaited clash against Hyderabad Hunters' Carolina Marin 14-15, 5-11 in Premier Badminton League 2017 on Monday
Awadhe Warriors defeated Hyderabad Hunters 5-0 in their opening match of Premier Badminton League 2017. Catch the highlights of the PBL 2017 match here
India's Saina Nehwal will try to take the revenge of Sindhu's loss when she plays Carolina Marin on Monday.
While attendance figures at the PBL 2017 venues are expected to be high, the TV viewership numbers are likely to see a spike this season as compared to the previous two editions
PBL 2017 will feature some of the biggest names in badminton, including Indian stars Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu
Awadhe Warriors have in their ranks two Indian superstars in the form of Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth
The 2017 season of Premier Badminton League will see Hyderabad hosting the opening round, with Mumbai, Lucknow, Bangalore and Chennai holding the next few legs, before the final is held in Delhi
The Premier Badminton League 2017 is all set to hit the court from January 1, with the top players of world badminton locking horns as all badminton fans in India gear up for the mega event.
Saina Nehwal endured a difficult season as she recovered from a foot injury to win the Australian Open but suffered a major knee injury around the Rio Olympics to bow out of the the event in the second round. Now she is back to competing.