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Top-seed Saina Nehwal crashes out of Macau Open, loses to unseeded Zhang Yiman

Top-seed Saina Nehwal crashes out of Macau Open, loses to unseeded Zhang Yiman

Saina lost in straight sets (12-21, 17-21) in a match that lasted 34 minutes.

Saina Nehwal, B Sai Praneeth reach Macau Open quarters; Parupalli Kashyap crashes out

Saina Nehwal, B Sai Praneeth reach Macau Open quarters; Parupalli Kashyap crashes out

There was a setback in in men`s doubles category as well, Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy were beaten by Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Hendra Wijaya of Singapore 22-20, 21-19.

Macau Open 2016: Saina Nehwal defeats Dinar Dyah Ayustine to advance into quarterfinals

Macau Open 2016: Saina Nehwal defeats Dinar Dyah Ayustine to advance into quarterfinals

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal defeated Dinar Dyah Ayustine of Indonesia 17-21, 21-18, 21-12 to advance into quarter-finals of Macau Open 2016.

Saina Nehwal secures hard-fought victory over Hanna Ramadini to enter Macau Open 2nd round

Saina Nehwal secures hard-fought victory over Hanna Ramadini to enter Macau Open 2nd round

Saina defeated World No. 44 Hanna 21-23, 21-14, 21-18 in a match that lasted more than an hour.

Macau Open 2016: Three-time champion PV Sindhu pulls out, Saina Nehwal to lead Indian challenge

Macau Open 2016: Three-time champion PV Sindhu pulls out, Saina Nehwal to lead Indian challenge

The Rio Olympics silver medallist, Sindhu, who is the defending champion here, was originally scheduled to take on China's Yue Han in the opening match of the tournament on Wednesday.

Hong Kong Open Super Series: Sameer Verma vs Jan O Jorgensen; PV Sindhu vs Cheung Ngan Yi — As it happened...

Hong Kong Open Super Series: Sameer Verma vs Jan O Jorgensen; PV Sindhu vs Cheung Ngan Yi — As it happened...

A big day for Indian badminton as both PV Sindhu and Sameer Verma play their respective women's and men's singles semi-finals at the 2016 Hong Kong Open Super Series tournament.

Hong Kong Open: Sensational Sameer Verma makes first Super Series semis

Hong Kong Open: Sensational Sameer Verma makes first Super Series semis

The unseeded Indian will play third seeded Danish giant Jan O Jorgensen. It will be their first meeting.

No Saina Newhal vs PV Sindhu in Hong Kong as London Games medallist suffers shock defeat in quarters

No Saina Newhal vs PV Sindhu in Hong Kong as London Games medallist suffers shock defeat in quarters

Earlier in the day, Sindhu survived an equally thrilling match against Xiaoyu Liang of Singapore in their quarter-final match.

PV Sindhu topples Saina Nehwal in latest BWF world rankings

PV Sindhu topples Saina Nehwal in latest BWF world rankings

In men's singles, Ajay Jayaram jumped four places to reach the 19th spot, while H S Prannoy also improved two spots to climb to the 25th place.

Hong Kong Open: Saina Nehwal beats World No. 11 Sayaka Sato, moves into quarter-final

Hong Kong Open: Saina Nehwal beats World No. 11 Sayaka Sato, moves into quarter-final

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal continued her winning streak by advancing into the quarter-final of Hong Kong Open. The Hyderabadi shuttler defeated World No. 11 Sayaka Sato 18-21, 21-9, 21-16.

Hong Kong Open: Saina Nehwal advances to pre-QF, beats Porntip Buranaprasertsuk 12-21, 21-19, 21-17

Hong Kong Open: Saina Nehwal advances to pre-QF, beats Porntip Buranaprasertsuk 12-21, 21-19, 21-17

Ironically, it was Buranaprasertsuk, who ended Saina's campaign a week ago at the China Open.

WATCH: How PV Sindhu conquered China to match Saina Nehwal and win first Superseries Premier title

WATCH: How PV Sindhu conquered China to match Saina Nehwal and win first Superseries Premier title

The 21-year-old defeated Sun Yu of China 21-11, 17-21, 21-11 in the final of the 2016 China Open in Fuzhou.

China Open 2016: PV Sindhu defeats China's Sun Yu to clinch maiden Super Series title

China Open 2016: PV Sindhu defeats China's Sun Yu to clinch maiden Super Series title

Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu added another feather to her cap on Sunday as she defeated Sun Yu of China in the final of the 2016 China Open in Fuzhou to clinch her maiden Super Series title.

China Open: PV Sindhu saves three match points to beat Sung Ji Hyun; enters first ever Super Series Premier final

China Open: PV Sindhu saves three match points to beat Sung Ji Hyun; enters first ever Super Series Premier final

Indian badminton ace PV Sindhu on Saturday saved three match points to enter the women's singles final at the 2016 China Open in Fuzhou.

China Super Series: I'm quite satisfied with my game despite losing in Round 1, says Saina Nehwal

China Super Series: I'm quite satisfied with my game despite losing in Round 1, says Saina Nehwal

Saina, who had won the China Open title in 2014 and reached the finals last year, will play at the Hong Kong Super Series next week.

China Open: Saina Nehwal suffers first-round defeat, PV Sindhu advances to pre-QF

China Open: Saina Nehwal suffers first-round defeat, PV Sindhu advances to pre-QF

Meanwhile, Silver medalist from Rio Olympics PV Sindhu advanced to the pre-quarter final stage with a 21-12, 21-16 victory over China's Chia Hsin Lee.

Saina Nehwal eyes comeback, PV Sindhu aims for maiden title in China Open Super Series

Saina Nehwal eyes comeback, PV Sindhu aims for maiden title in China Open Super Series

After two second round exits, seventh seed Sindhu will hope for better results when she begins her campaign against Chia Hsin Lee of Chinese Taipei.

PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal & Carolina Marin to go under hammer for Premier Badminton League 2

PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal & Carolina Marin to go under hammer for Premier Badminton League 2

The six-team strong competition will be held in state of the art stadia across the country, including Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai, New Delhi and Lucknow.

Saina Nehwal: Ace Indian shuttler feels it could be the end of her badminton career

Saina Nehwal: Ace Indian shuttler feels it could be the end of her badminton career

The 26-year-old Saina had developed a knee problem a week before she was to leave for Rio Olympics and she carried the injury through the Games before she made an early exit by losing her second match.

India has infrastructure, but not enough coaches, says ace shuttler​ Saina Nehwal

India has infrastructure, but not enough coaches, says ace shuttler​ Saina Nehwal

Praising the Indian government's initiative to promote sports, Saina hoped such support should be extended for next two to three Olympics.