Riding on her stupendous performance at the prestigious All England Championship, India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal today regained the world number two spot again in the latest rankings released by the Badminton World Federation.
A dream All England title might have slipped through her fingers but Saina Nehwal on Monday insisted on taking positives out of the prestigious tournament, saying her consistency and improvement in overall game will help her to do well in the season ahead.
India's Ajay Jayaram and Anand Pawar registered straight game wins to progress to the second round of the men's singles qualifying round of the prestigious All England Championship badminton tournament, here on Tuesday.
After a win early in the season at Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold, top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap will now look to chase their dream at the prestigious All England Championship that gets underway with the qualifiers here on Tuesday.
In a bid to keep herself fit for the packed international schedule this year, Indian shuttler P V Sindhu will not be defending her women`s singles title at the USD 120,000 Malaysia Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament to be held at Johor Bahru from March 25-30.
Ace Indian shuttler and two-time champion Saina Nehwal would look to put behind the disappointment of last week`s All England Championship and train her eyes on the USD 125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold which gets underway at St Jakobshalle here tomorrow.
With the All England Championship title eluding her once again, two-time defending champion Saina Nehwal will now look to clinch the Swiss Open crown to complete a hat-trick when the USD 125,000 event commences here on Tuesday.
London Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal advanced to the quarterfinals of the All England Championship with a straight-game victory over Belaetrix Manuputi of Indonesia in the second round of the women`s singles competition here today.
Top Indian male shuttler Parupalli Kashyap booked his place in the pre-quarterfinals of singles event after notching up a straight-game win over Jen Hao Hsu of Chinese Taipei in the All England Badminton Championship here.
Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal today made a positive start to her campaign at the All England Championship by notching up a difficult three-game victory over Sapsiree Taerattanachai of Thailand to reach the prequarterfinals of the USD 400,000 badminton tournament here.