Saina Nehwal defeated Ireland's Rachael Darragh 21-9 21-5 in just 21 minutes to move into the second round of Orleans Masters in Paris.
All England Open: Kidambi Srikanth was knocked out of men's singles in the tournament after losing to Ireland's Nhat Nguyen 21-11, 15-21, 21-12 on Wednesday.
Ace Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap were crashed out of the Swiss Open in the first round on Wednesday
India's Parupalli Kashyap made an early exit from the Thailand Open Super 1000 tournament after he was forced to retire midway in his opening-round match against Jason Anthony Ho-Shue of Canada here on Wednesday.
Kidambi Srikanth shared pictures of his bloodied nose and blood-stained napkins as he expressed his displeasure at the coronavirus testing at the Thailand Open.
Four top Indian men's badminton players including former CWG gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap, HS Prannoy and RMV Gurusaidutt, have tested positive for COVID-19 but they are all asymptomatic
Saina Nehwal took to Twitter on Wednesday to share some pictures of her from badminton player Guru Sai Dutt's wedding.
India badminton stars Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap visited Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur in Shimla on Sunday, November 15.
Saina Nehwal shared a video from her holiday in the Maldives with husband Parupalli Kashyap.
Saina Nehwal and her husband Parupalli Kashyap are holidaying in Maldives. Nehwal shared a candid picture with Kashyap on social media.
Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap had earlier sent their entries for the Denmark Open and also submitted their consent letter to the Badminton Association of India last month for the same.
The BAI had on Tuesday written to the players who sent their entries for the Denmark Open, stating that they would be "travelling or participating at their own responsibility due to the current pandemic".
Parupalli Kashyap, a former world no.6, insisted that he too has an outside chance of qualifying for the Tokyo Games but he has no way to pursue it as he can't train at the camp.
Saina Nehwal has been allowed by the Sports Authority of India to resume training at the Pullela Gopichand Academy from August 7 following the Telangana government's approval on August 1.
Saina Nehwal questioned the rationale behind scheduling 22 event in just five months in a revised BWF calendar, saying the "stupid" planning will increase the injury risk.
Parupalli Kashyap has donated Rs 3 lakh to Telangana Chief Minister Relief Fund to help the state in its fight against COVID-19.
Saina Nehwal is currently lying in 22nd place in Race to Tokyo list and needs a rapid rise in the rankings to qualify for the Olympic Games.