In the men's singles it was India's Kidambi Srikanth who was outplayed by Chen Long 21-16, 21-17.
Rankings dictate that when India go up against China at Gold Coast in the Sudirman Cup Last 8 on Friday, PV Sindhu will be the only one to start out as favourite in the team championship.
India face China in the quarter-finals of Sudirman Cup, having made it to the knockouts for the first time since 2011.
India had kept themselves in contention for a quarter final spot after a thrilling 4-1 win over Indonesia on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, Ashwini Ponnappa smiled all the way to securing for India one of its most memorable wins at the Sudirman Cup.
Up against Fitrianoi Fitriani, Sindhu romped home 21-8, 21-19.
PV Sindhu's win was the only bright spot on a dismal day as India suffered a 1-4 loss to Denmark in their opening match of Sudirman Cup.
India will open their campaign against two-time runners- up Denmark on Monday and will be facing Indonesia on Wednesday.
Twenty-six of the original 35 candidates stood for election with eight withdrawals between the close of nominations in late February and the elections.
Ajay Jayaram says he never felt more fitter in his decade-long career soon after attaining a career-best ranking of world no. 13.
Kidambi Srikanth said that India have been handed a tough draw at the Sudirman Cup.
Currently seeded fourth, PV Sindhu said that she would like to see herself as World number one at the end of the year.
PV Sindu will skip the Thailand Open but will return for Indonesia and Australia Open while Saina Nehwal will play all three.
Pullela Gopichand said that, with time, India may be able to produce a world no. 1 in men's badminton.
In the absence of a consistent Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu has emerged as one of India's most promising prospects in tournaments around the world.
Parupalli Kashyap, who is fit again after a long injury period, said that the Commonwealth Games qualification will be challenging.
The pair clinched the Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold at Lucknow in January.
Vimal Kumar said that the main problem is when Saina Nehwal lunges at the net, the fear factor is still there.
The Badminton Association of India had disbursed a sum of Rs 1.07 cr as prize money to top Indian shuttlers.
Himanta Biswa Sarma touched upon issues such as age fraud, team selection, dearth of infrastructure and lack of participation of top players in domestic circuit.
The talented player, who originally hails from Abohar, trains under badminton coach Surinder Mahajan at the Panjab University badminton courts.
Ajay Jayaram continues to be the top ranked men's singles shuttler with B Sai Praneeth, Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma all in the top-30.
PV Sindhu loses to China’s He Bingjiao 15-21, 21-14, 24-22 in one hour, 17 minutes in the quarterfinals
PV Sindhu had to win this match to ensure that she, at the very least bagged a bronze medal.
PV Sindhu won over unseeded Japanese Aya Ohori in the second round match to sail into the quarterfinals of the Badminton Asia Championships.
Harvir Singh was supposed to travel with Saina for the Asia badminton Championship in China but just before boarding the flight he felt some discomfort.
PV Sindhu advanced to the second round as Saina Nehwal lost in the first round of the Badminton Asia Championship on Wednesday.
PV Sindhu will square off against Indonesia's Dinar Dyah Ayustine in the opening round of Asian Championship.
Himanta Biswa Sarma to succeed late Akhilesh Das Gupta as Badminton Association of India's interim president.
P Kashyap fought hard before going down 10-21 22-20 13-21 to former World No. 6 and third seed Qiao Bin of China
Parupalli Kashyap lost 10-21 22-20 13-21 to former World No. 6 and third seed Qiao Bin of China at the Olympic sports center.
PV Sindhu has risen two places in the latest badminton rankings while Ajay Jayaram is the top ranked male shuttler from India.
Saina Nehwal had announced the contribution of Rs 6 lakh to the martyrs on her birthday on March 17.
The former World No. 6, Parupalli Kashyap will face third seeded Chinese Qiao Bin in the next round.
In a moment of rare goodwill gesture B Sai Praneeth got hold of two Indian flags after his win and handed one to his opponent Kidambi Srikanth.
Unheralded shuttler wins first major title by beating Kidambi Srikanth 17-21 21-17 21-12 in a landmark all-Indian final