Top seed H S Prannoy and unseeded junior shuttler Ruthvika Shivani Gadde clinched the men's and women's singles titles respectively in the USD 25,000 Tata Open India International Challenge badminton tournament, here on Sunday.
Ace shuttler Parupalli Kashyap, who finished with a bronze at the Delhi Commonwealth Games four years ago, says he is targeting a gold medal in the men`s singles and hopes lady luck will be on his side during the Glasgow edition.
Top shuttlers including Lee Chong Wei, Saina Nehwal or P.V. Sindhu could miss part of the Indian Badminton League (IBL) which is coinciding with the $600,000 Denmark Open Super Series Premier to be held in Odense.
India`s Olympic bronze medallist shuttler Saina Nehwal dropped a place to be at ninth position, while P V Sindhu retained her 11th spot in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings issued Thursday.
Shuttler Saina Nehwal`s chances of advancing in the BWF World Super Series Finals dipped further here Thursday when she lost in straight games to World No.1 Li Xuerui of China for her second successive defeat in the group stage.
Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal will return to Great Britain with a renewed hope of clinching the prestigious All England title but a tough draw awaits her in the women`s singles of the Super Series Premier event, which starts with the qualifiers here tomorrow.
World No.3 shuttler Saina Nehwal of India lost her second consecutive women`s singles Group B match in the $500,000 BWF World Super Series Finals against Thai Ratchanok Intanon in straight games here Thursday.