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Rio Olympics: Saina Nehwal seeded 5th, PV Sindhu 9th for the 2016 Games

Rio Olympics: Saina Nehwal seeded 5th, PV Sindhu 9th for the 2016 Games

Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei and Spain's Carolina Marin were the top seeds in men's and women's singles competitions.

Saina Nehwal

London 2012 bronze medallist, Saina Nehwal, is undoubtedly India's best bet to win a medal in Rio. Taking into account Saina's ranking and current form, she has a genuine chance to improve upon her performance from the Games' last edition.

2016 Rio Olympics: Saina Nehwal seeded fifth; PV Sindhu, K Srikanth get ninth seed

2016 Rio Olympics: Saina Nehwal seeded fifth; PV Sindhu, K Srikanth get ninth seed

The seedings are based on today's (July 21, 2016) World Rankings for the final confirmed Olympic qualifiers, and will be used for the draw on July 26.

Rio Olympics 2016: When 100% fit, I can beat any player in the world, says Saina Nehwal

Rio Olympics 2016: When 100% fit, I can beat any player in the world, says Saina Nehwal

Saina said there won't be any clear favourite for the gold medal.

2016 Rio Olympics: Complete list of Indian athletes qualified for XXXI Olympiad so far

2016 Rio Olympics: Complete list of Indian athletes qualified for XXXI Olympiad so far

The Indian Olympic Association is going to send the nation's largest ever delegation.

Wimbledon 2016: Sachin Tendulkar full of praise for Roger Federer's fighting spirit in quarter-final vs Marin Cilic

Wimbledon 2016: Sachin Tendulkar full of praise for Roger Federer's fighting spirit in quarter-final vs Marin Cilic

Tendulkar, who underwent a knee surgery in London, was closely watching the Swiss legend's epic fight back against Cilic.

Saina Nehwal climbs to 5th spot in the BWF rankings, Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa both slip four places

Saina Nehwal climbs to 5th spot in the BWF rankings, Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa both slip four places

Saina`s city-mate PV Sindhu retained her 10th spot in women`s singles.

Complete list of athletes representing India at 2016 Rio Olympics

Complete list of athletes representing India at 2016 Rio Olympics

In 2012, the Indian contingent showed a huge improvement in their performance at the coveted event.

Did you know Shahid Kapoor is Saina Nehwal's biggest fan?

Did you know Shahid Kapoor is Saina Nehwal's biggest fan?

Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor who is basking in rave reviews for his terrific performance in recently released 'Udta Punjab' is a 'big fan' of Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal.

Tennis queen Sania Mirza tops list of Best Dressed Sportspersons

Tennis queen Sania Mirza tops list of Best Dressed Sportspersons

Saina Nehwal and Deepika Pallikal came second and third respectively.

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth jump two spots in BWF rankings

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth jump two spots in BWF rankings

Nehwal, who won her second Australian Open title early this week has climbed to sixth spot in women's singles, while Kidambi moved to 11th in the men's section.

Hope we can double our medals tally at Rio: Prakash Padukone

Hope we can double our medals tally at Rio: Prakash Padukone

Prakash, roped in as an expert commentator for the Games by the channel, felt the country's shuttlers could return with a better haul this time around.

I have surprised myself with Virat Kohli-like aggression: Saina Nehwal

I have surprised myself with Virat Kohli-like aggression: Saina Nehwal

Saina defeated Sun Yu of China in the finals yesterday to notch up her first title of the season ahead of the Rio Olympics.

Twitter round: Who says what on Saina Nehwal's Australia Super Series win

Twitter round: Who says what on Saina Nehwal's Australia Super Series win

She has now won ten Super Series titles, including three Premier crowns.

Saina Nehwal defeats China’s Sun Yu to lift second Australian Open title

Saina Nehwal defeats China’s Sun Yu to lift second Australian Open title

The 26-year-old from Hyderabad fought back from a game down to beat China's Sun Yu in a thriller to win the title clash.

Saina Nehwal one step away from Australian triumph, Kidambi Srikanth sinks

Saina Nehwal one step away from Australian triumph, Kidambi Srikanth sinks

Saina received a big boost ahead of her Rio Games campaign as she defeated the 2011 world champion and 2012 Olympic silver medallist.

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth reach semis of Australian Open

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth reach semis of Australian Open

In an extraordinary long first game, Saina held on to her nerves in the face of some awesome badminton played by Ratchanok who used her touch to good effect.

Australian Open: Saina Nehwal enters round two, PV Sindhu knocked out

Australian Open: Saina Nehwal enters round two, PV Sindhu knocked out

Gurusaidutt, who qualified to the main draw after winning both his qualifying matches yesterday, fought hard before going down 19-21 21-12 15-21 to world no. 14 Hu Yun of Hong Kong.

Saina Nehwal storms into Indonesia Open quarters

Saina Nehwal storms into Indonesia Open quarters

In the next round, top Indian shuttler, will either face world No. 1 Carolina Marin or Akane Yamaguchi.

Indonesia Open: Saina Nehwal sails to quarters; Jwala-Ashwini, Manu-Sumeeth lose

Indonesia Open: Saina Nehwal sails to quarters; Jwala-Ashwini, Manu-Sumeeth lose

Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal once again emerged as the lone Indian survivor at the Indonesia Open after registering a straight-game win over local favourite Fitriani Fitriani to reach the quarterfinals of the Super Series Premier event here today.