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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.

Saina Nehwal's coach differs with Prakash Padukone's views on PV Sindhu

Saina Nehwal's coach differs with Prakash Padukone's views on PV Sindhu

Padukone said Sindhu has the potential as she is young and has at least six years of good badminton left in her.

PBL 2016: Here's everything you need to know about the 2nd season of Premier Badminton League

PBL 2016: Here's everything you need to know about the 2nd season of Premier Badminton League

There will be six franchises, including Bengaluru Blasters, owned by cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.

Proud Saina Nehwal impressed with PV Sindhu, says Indian badminton is doing well

Proud Saina Nehwal impressed with PV Sindhu, says Indian badminton is doing well

In her 'virtual' absence, Sindhu has taken up the responsibility to lead the Indian challenge in various competition.

BWF World Super Series Finals: Sweet revenge for PV Sindhu; humbles Carolina Marin to enter semis

BWF World Super Series Finals: Sweet revenge for PV Sindhu; humbles Carolina Marin to enter semis

Sindhu plays South Korea's Sung Ji-hyun in the semi-final tomorrow.

Nervous' Shah Rukh Khan wants to hold Saina Nehwal's hand – Find out why

Nervous' Shah Rukh Khan wants to hold Saina Nehwal's hand – Find out why

 Saina Nehwal, former World number 1 badminton ace, tweeted a picture of herself along with SRK’s ‘RA.One’ poster at Bollywood Parks in Dubai.

Honor Trolling: How Saina Nehwal's dignified silence allowed fans to settle 'patriotism' debate among themselves

Honor Trolling: How Saina Nehwal's dignified silence allowed fans to settle 'patriotism' debate among themselves

Saina was announced as Huawei’s sub-brand Honor’s India brand ambassador.

'Nervous' Shah Rukh Khan wants to hold Saina Nehwal's hand – Find out why!

'Nervous' Shah Rukh Khan wants to hold Saina Nehwal's hand – Find out why!

 Saina Nehwal, former World number 1 badminton ace, tweeted a picture of herself along with SRK’s ‘RA.One’ poster at Bollywood Parks in Dubai.

Saina Nehwal branded 'anti-national' for promoting China-based smart phone brand

Saina Nehwal branded 'anti-national' for promoting China-based smart phone brand

Earlier in March this year, Saina was announced as Huawei’s sub-brand Honor’s India brand ambassador.

Wasn't fully fit to in Hong Kong and Macau tournaments, says Saina Nehwal

Wasn't fully fit to in Hong Kong and Macau tournaments, says Saina Nehwal

Former world number one Saina lost in the quarterfinals in Hong Kong Open Super Series and Macau Open Grand Prix Gold tournaments after her surgery.

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.