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BWF Rankings: Ace shuttler PV Sindhu becomes second Indian to break into top 5

BWF Rankings: Ace shuttler PV Sindhu becomes second Indian to break into top 5

The 21-year-old from Hyderabad has 69399 points in her kitty, while London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal is the only other Indian woman in the top 10 at ninth position.

PV Sindhu moves up to career best fifth rank, while Saina stays at ninth

PV Sindhu moves up to career best fifth rank, while Saina stays at ninth

The Rio silver medallist was previously ranked sixth, behind Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand, whom she dethroned to acquire the fifth spot.

Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu pull out from Asia Mixed Team Championship

Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu pull out from Asia Mixed Team Championship

Saina and Sindhu decided to skip the tournament to prepare for the upcoming hectic international schedule which includes All England Championship.

WATCH: Saina Nehwal's mother's work out session in gym will give you fitness goals

WATCH: Saina Nehwal's mother's work out session in gym will give you fitness goals

Saina had earlier also tweeted a hilarious video featuring her sister.

PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal to lead India's badminton team for Asia Mixed team Championships

PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal to lead India's badminton team for Asia Mixed team Championships

Sindhu, and Saina,will be sharing the responsibility in the women's singles.Sameer Verma, will in men's singles. 

Syed Modi GP: Saina Nehwal skips tournament after Malaysia Masters win, PV Sindhu eyes another title

Syed Modi GP: Saina Nehwal skips tournament after Malaysia Masters win, PV Sindhu eyes another title

Seeded top, Sindhu will face Anura Prabhudesai in the opening round and is likely to clash with fourth seed Fitriani Fitriani in the semifinals if she doesn't suffer any hiccups.

Saina Nehwal's brilliant comeback: How Indian ace won season's first title after career-threatening injury — MUST WATCH

Saina Nehwal's brilliant comeback: How Indian ace won season's first title after career-threatening injury — MUST WATCH

The 26-year-old former World Number One had endured an injury-plagued 2016 season.

Saina Nehwal clinches Malaysia Masters title in a thrilling win over Pornpawee Chochuwong

Saina Nehwal clinches Malaysia Masters title in a thrilling win over Pornpawee Chochuwong

The top-seed registered a solid 22-20, 22-20 triumph over 19-year-old Chochuwong in a thrilling summit showdown.

Malaysia Masters: Saina Newhal eases into final of season opener

Malaysia Masters: Saina Newhal eases into final of season opener

In the final, Saina will take on unseeded Thailand teenager Pornpawee Chochuwong.

Saina Nehwal advance to Malaysia Masters semis, Ajay Jayaram loses

Saina Nehwal advance to Malaysia Masters semis, Ajay Jayaram loses

London Olympics bronze medallist dished out a dominating show to edge past eighth seed Indonesian Fitriani Fitriani 21-15 21-14 in a 40-minute contest.

Malaysia Masters: Saina Nehwal, Ajay Jayaram reach quarterfinals of  Grand Prix Gold

Malaysia Masters: Saina Nehwal, Ajay Jayaram reach quarterfinals of Grand Prix Gold

World No. 1 Saina brushed aside Indonesia's Hanna Ramadini 21-17 21-12 in a 42-minute contest.

Malaysia Masters: Saina Nehwal, Ajay Jayaram enter pre-quarterfinals of season-opener

Malaysia Masters: Saina Nehwal, Ajay Jayaram enter pre-quarterfinals of season-opener

The 26-year-old Indian, who clinched the Australian Open last year will face Indonesia's Hanna Ramadini next.

Yet to hit her peak, Saina Nehwal eyes Malaysia Masters title

Yet to hit her peak, Saina Nehwal eyes Malaysia Masters title

After regaining her fitness, Saina made it to the quarterfinals at Macau Open and Hong Kong Open before starting the new season with the Premier Badminton League, where she guided Awadhe Warriors to the semifinals.

PBL: PV Sindhu finally prevails over Saina Nehwal, guides Chennai to finals

PBL: PV Sindhu finally prevails over Saina Nehwal, guides Chennai to finals

Expectations touched a crescendo as Sindhu and Sindhu took the court with crowd rooting for the two stalwarts in equal measure.

PBL: Carolina Marin, Sameer Verma guide Hyderabad to semifinals

PBL: Carolina Marin, Sameer Verma guide Hyderabad to semifinals

Saina Nehwal's Awadhe Warriors were the first to qualify for the knockout stage and Chennai Smashers and Mumbai Rockets also had joined them in the semi-finals.

PBL 2017: Saina Nehwal's Awadhe Warriors beat Bengaluru Blasters 4-3 to reach semifinals

PBL 2017: Saina Nehwal's Awadhe Warriors beat Bengaluru Blasters 4-3 to reach semifinals

In the second men's singles, 2014 China Open winner Kidambi Srikanth then stunned World No. 3 Axelsen 11-9 11-9 to give a 2-1 lead to the Awadhe Warriors.

PBL: Saina Nehwal shines but Awadhe Warriors loses to Mumbai Rockets 4-3

PBL: Saina Nehwal shines but Awadhe Warriors loses to Mumbai Rockets 4-3

Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal  got her rhythm back, won her high profile clash against Sung Ji Hyun of Mumbai Rockets 

PBL: Saina Nehwal leads Awadhe Warriors to easy win over Delhi Acers

PBL: Saina Nehwal leads Awadhe Warriors to easy win over Delhi Acers

The 26-year-old outplayed Nitchaon 14-12 11-7 in a trump match to register her first win of the league.

PBL 2017: World no.2 Carolina Marin beats Saina Nehwal, helps Awadhe Warriors crush Hyderabad Hunters 5-0

PBL 2017: World no.2 Carolina Marin beats Saina Nehwal, helps Awadhe Warriors crush Hyderabad Hunters 5-0

Olympic and world champion Carolina Marin moved past 2012 Games bronze medallist Saina Nehwal 15-14, 11-5.

PV Sindhu's Olympics silver the highlight of India's glorious year in badminton

PV Sindhu's Olympics silver the highlight of India's glorious year in badminton

It turned out to be a watershed year for Sindhu, who reached the upper echelons of world badminton with a silver medal at Rio Games.