India's Kidambi Srikanth showed sheer class as he beat Denmark's Viktor Axelsen to enter the semi-finals of Denmark Open Superseries.
Just four months back, Prannoy had created a flutter when he dispatched Chong Wei in straight games in the Indonesia Super Series Premier and the unseeded Indian dished out another superb performance on Thursday to oust the former World No. 1 Malaysian 21-17 11-21 21-19 in a match that lasted an hour and three minutes.
PV Sindhu failed to better World No.10 Chen Yufei of China to go down fighting 17-21, 21-23 in a 43-minute match.
Saina, who won a bronze in the Glasgow World Championship, defeated Marin 22-20 21-18 in a hard-fought battle.
Top Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal were retained by their respective franchises at the players auction of the Premier Badminton League (PBL) on Monday.
Saina took 39 minutes to dispatch Thailand's Pornpawee Chochuwong 21-17 21-9 in the women's singles opening round.
Sindhu might meet world champion Okuhara for the third straight tournament if she can get past Mitani and the Japanese does the same against Hong Kong's Cheung Ngan Yi in their respective openers.
Saina, who went back to the Gopichand camp recently, posted pictures of the trio as they gear up for practice.
Vimal Kumar said training in Bengaluru has been tough for Saina because she was missing her father Harvir Singh.
Saina said she has started playing in Hyderabad from yesterday, but because she has some pain in her leg, she will start full training from September 7.
The World Championship bronze medallist has ended her association with Vimal Kumar
Recalling the strenuous process of recovery post the surgery, Saina said she could get back into international badminton due to the support of her physios and coach Vimal Kumar.
Saina Nehwal's coach Vimal Kumar's had held the TV scheduling responsible for her poor recovery for the semi-finals.
Lack of adequate time to recover after a late night match affected Saina Nehwal's performance in the semifinals, feels her coach Vimal Kumar.
It was Sindhu's third medal at the World Championships, with a bronze apiece from the 2013 and 2014 editions in her bag.
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation in hailing India's badminton star PV Sindhu's awe-inspiring performance at the World Championship, where she won a silver medal after losing in a pulsating final.
In a thrilling final, Sindhu lost 19-21, 22-20, 20-22 after battling hard for one hour and 49 minutes.
With this win, PV Sindhu became only the second Indian to reach the final at the World Championships after Saina Nehwal achieved the feat in the last edition at Jakarta.