Saina Nehwal, who turned 27 on Friday, said she is pained by what happened last week and this is a small contribution to the families who have suffered irreparable loss.
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
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
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.
Saina Nehwal has won a bronze at the Olympics and a silver at the World Championships.
The Chair of BWF AC has informed others on the panel about Saina Nehwal's joining the BWF AC as a representative of the IOC AC.
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.
Saina Nehwal defeated 18-year-old Thai player Pornpawee Chochuwong 22-20, 22-20 in a 46-minute clash to win Malaysia Masters Grand-Prix.
This is Saina Nehwal's first title since returning to action after a knee injury at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games
Saina Nehwal put on a dominant display as she defeated Hong Kong's Yip Pui Yin 21-13, 21-10 in the semifinals of the Malaysia Masters
Saina Nehwal needed 40 minutes to get past Indonesia's Fitriani and book her place in the semifinals of the Malasyaia Masters
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.