Owing to their inconsistent outings in 2019, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth are placed at the 22nd and 23rd spots in BWF's Race to Tokyo rankings with April 26 being the cut off date for Olympic qualification.
The Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy (PPBA) made it clear that it played no role in Saina Nehwal shifting from Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad to Bengaluru to train under Vimal Kumar.
Malaysia Masters: PV Sindhu will take on World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying, while Saina Nehwal will be up against Olympic champion Carolina Marin in the quarter-finals.
Kidambi Srikanth crashed out in the first round of Malaysia Masters on Wednesday.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty crashed out in the first round as Indian shuttlers got off to a poor start at Malaysia Masters on Tuesday.
PV Sindhu won the World Championships in Basel last year, but made early exits in the rest of the season, including failing to defend her World Tour Finals crown in December.
Saina Nehwal posted a video of husband Parupalli Kashyap singing a song from hit Bollywood movie 'The Dirty Picture'.
Parupalli Kashyap thanked Saina Nehwal for making their "first year together so wonderful" and added that he couldn't have asked for a "better wife".
Saina Nehwal pulled out at the last moment to take some sheen off the Syed Modi International, beginning in Lucknow on Tuesday.
Kidambi Srikanth has joined Saina Nehwal in pulling out of the upcoming season of the Premier Badminton League.
Saina Nehwal pulled out of the Korea Masters World Tour Super 300 tournament, which starts with the qualifiers in Gwangju, Korea on Tuesday.
Hong Kong Open: PV Sindhu beat South Korea's Kim Ga Eun in straight games in the first round.
China Open: Saina Nehwal knocked out after losing 9-21, 12-21 to Cai Yan Yan in first round.
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.
Top-seed Saina Nehwal will start her campaign against Germany's Fabienne Deprez.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty continued their impressive run as they progressed to the semifinals of French Open while Saina Nehwal was knocked out in the quarterfinals.
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.