Chinese shuttler Zhang Yiman defeated Saina Nehwal in straight sets 21-12, 21-17 in the quarter-finals of women’s singles category of Macau Open.
Olympic silver-medallist P V Sindhu and national champion Sameer Verma lost their respective final clashes in contrasting fashion at the Hong Kong Super Series, dashing India's hopes of winning twin titles.
India's star shuttler P.V. Sindhu outplayed Ngan Yi Cheung 21-14, 21-16 at Hong Kong Coliseum-1 to storm into the final of the Hong Kong Open tournament here on Saturday.
Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal bowed out of the Hong Kong Open tournament after losing her quarter-final match to local girl Ngan Yi Cheung here on Friday.
Saina, who lost the opening round at China Open made a comeback following a three-month lay-off due to injury, avenged the loss with a 12-21 21-19 21-17 win over the World No. 12 Thai shuttler.
Ecstatic after clinching her maiden Super Series premier title at China Open, Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu said that it has been a dream for a long time to win a super series.
Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu clinched a win against Sun Yu to women's singles title of the China Superseries Premier badminton tournament
Olympic silver medalist P V Sindhu advanced to the final of the China Superseries Premier by beating her South Korean opponent Sung ji Hyun 11-21, 23-21, 21-19 in the semifinal.
After registering thrilling three-game wins over respective opponents, Olympic silver-medallist P V Sindhu and male singles shuttler Ajay Jayaram advanced to the quarterfinals.
Indian shuttlers had a mixed bag on day one at the China Badminton open in both women's and men's section. Olympic medallist P.V. Sindhu won her opening match while Saina Nehwal crashed out in the first round.
While Saina will resume her journey, P V Sindhu, who meanwhile became the toast of the nation after becoming the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver medal at Rio, will look to annex her first super series title.
Saina had sustained an intra-articular injury (inside the joint) to her right knee and had lost in the Group Stage in the Rio Olympics. She underwent a surgery for the injury and was on a rehab process for recovery.