Two-time bronze medallist at World Championship, P V Sindhu continued her rampaging run at the Denmark Open by advancing to the semi-finals after defeating former World No.1 Chinese Wang Yihan in straight games at the USD 650,000 Super Series Premier event here.
Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram emerged as the lone survivor at the Korea Open after he defeated Hong Kong's Wong Wing Ki Vincent to reach the quarterfinals of the men's singles event even as P V Sindhu bowed out of the Super Series tournament here on Thursday.
Moments after becoming the first Indian to enter the World Badminton Championship finals, Indian ace Saina Nehwal said on Saturday she never expected to reach the summit clash and it was one of her "toughest" matches this week.
India's challenge ended at the USD 200,000 Chinese Taipei Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament after top shuttlers P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth, and fast-rising Sameer Verma lost their respective second round matches here on Thursday.
Thanking the government for lending a helping hand to the country's top sportspersons, India's champion shuttler Saina Nehwal hopes the establishment will now put its weight behind upcoming talents striving to make a mark globally.
Led by Beijing Olympics gold-medallist Abhinav Bindra, there are 17 shooters from among 45 athletes, who have been selected by the government for financial assistance under the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme.
World No. 1 Saina Nehwal started her campaign with a hard-fought win, while P V Sindhu too continued her rampaging run but it was curtains for top men's shuttler Parupalli Kashyap at the USD 200,000 Badminton Asia Championship here on Thursday.
Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on Thursday regained the number one position in international rankings after China's Li Xuerui dropped a couple of rungs to third in the latest list issued on Thursday.
Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal has withdrawn from USD 300,000 Singapore Open Super Series badminton tournament to recharge her batteries after competing at the highest level for the last few weeks.
It will not be a Saina Nehwal versus P V Sindhu final in the women's singles but the men's singles will be an all-Indian affair with P Kashyap and K Srikanth set to clash for the title at the USD 120,000 Syed Modi International Badminton tournament, here.