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India Open: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu up against each other in quarter-final round

India Open: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu up against each other in quarter-final round

Earlier, Sameer Verma continued his rampaging run, notching up another stunning win over higher-ranked Hun Yu of Hong Kong in straight games to emerge as the lone Indian hope in men's singles competition.

India Open: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma sail into second round with comprehensive wins

India Open: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma sail into second round with comprehensive wins

Sameer, who had clinched his maiden Grand Prix Gold title at Syed Modi International, shocked fourth seeded Korean Son Wan Ho 21-17 21-10 in a 45-minute contest to set up a clash with Hong Kong's Hu Yun in the next round.

Winning events more satisfying than regaining World No. 1 spot, says Saina Nehwal

Winning events more satisfying than regaining World No. 1 spot, says Saina Nehwal

"When I was world number 30, I won tournaments. At the moment Tai Tzu is number one. For me, winning tournaments is more satisfying than being world number one," she added.

Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu eye seventh India Super Series Open which shuttles off from Tuesday

Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu eye seventh India Super Series Open which shuttles off from Tuesday

Saina and Sindhu had crashed out of the All England Championship after losing in the quarterfinals and the duo would be eyeing better results this week.

My knee still hurts when I play on hard courts, says Saina Nehwal

My knee still hurts when I play on hard courts, says Saina Nehwal

"I never knew what surgery was but after I went through it I realised how tough returning from it can be. You lose movements, touch and again to get back to your full fitness is extremely tough," Saina told reporters on the eve of the India Open.

Saina Nehwal to donate Rs.6 lakhs to Sukma CRPF martyrs' families​

Saina Nehwal to donate Rs.6 lakhs to Sukma CRPF martyrs' families​

Saina, who turned 27 today, said she is pained by what happened last week and this is a small contribution to the families who have suffered irreparable loss

All England Championship: India's hope slump at Birmingham as Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu get ousted

All England Championship: India's hope slump at Birmingham as Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu get ousted

Ratchanok Intanon, the former world champion from Thailand who only just won a fitness race to be ready for this week`s All-England Open, made a startling recovery to defeat Olympic champion Carolina Marin on Friday.

All England Open Badminton Championships: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal qualify for quarterfinals

All England Open Badminton Championships: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal qualify for quarterfinals

Both Sindhu and Saina are in the top half of the women's singles and if they win their respective quarterfinal matches, they will face each other in a mouth-watering clash in the semifinals

All England Championship: Shuttlers Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy advance to second round

All England Championship: Shuttlers Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy advance to second round

Meanwhile, Kidambi Srikanth, Ajay Jayaram and the men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy put up below-par performances to exit the tournament.

Fit-again Saina Nehwal ready to take on the best at All England Championship next week

Fit-again Saina Nehwal ready to take on the best at All England Championship next week

The 26-year-old participated in three tournaments -- China, Hong Kong and Macau -- last year before competing at the Premier Badminton League for Awadhe Warriors in January.

Saina Nehwal to represent Olympic Committee in BWF

Saina Nehwal to represent Olympic Committee in BWF

Adding another feather in her cap, star shuttler Saina Nehwal, who was appointed a member of the International Olympic Committee's Athletes' Commission (AC) last year, would be representing the panel in the Badminton World Federation (BWF).

PV Sindhu set to be deputy collector after accepting job offer from Andhra Pradesh government

PV Sindhu set to be deputy collector after accepting job offer from Andhra Pradesh government

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu had offered a Group-I officer job of her choice at the felicitation function itself, but Sindhu has now decided to take it up.

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.