Sung Ji Hyun clinches women’s singles title at Syed Modi Grand Prix by beating Sayaka Sato 12-21 21-18 21-18.
Saina Nehwal pulled out of the women’s singles competition at the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold tournament due to illness.
Deepika Kumari, Sania Mirza and Saina Naiwal were in sublime touch last year and brought the country laurels in their respective sports.
PV Sindhu produced a dominating performance as she showed better court coverage and cut down on her errors to outclass her opponent.
PV Sindhu, world number 12, put herself on course for a fifth Grand Prix Gold event.
World number two Saina Nehwal and former world champion Intanon Ratchanok are likely to meet in Thailand Open finals.
For sometime, Akshay Kumar seemed to be over-shadowed by the haughty heft of Vijaykanth’s bearing.
Coming off an average year, K Srikanth starts 2016 by beating former World No.1 Lee Chong Wei at the PBL in Mumbai.
In Mumbai for PBL, London Olympic’s men’s doubles champion Cai Yun also hopes to catch some Bollywood stars.
Saina Nehwal pulled out of the PBL opener citing a foot injury which she suffered just two weeks ago.
Owing to a poor outing at the World Superseries Finals, Kidambi Srikanth lost a place in the men’s singles rankings.
Supreme Court said that PBL can be held as scheduled as it lifted the restraint imposed by the High Court of Meghalaya.
World No.2 Saina Nehwal seemed to struggle with her ankle injury as she went down 14-21, 6-21 against Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara.
With Rio Olympics just eight months away, Saina Nehwal will try not to aggravate her ankle injury at the Super Series finals.
India’s top-ranked singles shuttler Kidambi Srikanth is the biggest gainer since the last edition, with his salary almost doubling to $80,000.