PV Sindhu survived a scare before making the semifinals but Saina Nehwal was thoroughly outplayed in her straight-game quarterfinal loss on a mixed day for India at the Singapore Open badminton tournament
Sixth seed Saina Nehwal had to work hard in her bid to avenge a Malaysia Open first-round loss to Pornpawee Chochuwong before pulling off a thrilling 21-16 18-21 21-19 win over the Thai shuttler in the second round.
Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal sailed into the second round of the Singapore Open with straight-game wins over their respective rivals in the women's singles event in Singapore on Wednesday.
At Malaysia Open, Kidambi Srikanth will begin his campaign against a qualifier, following the withdrawal of legendary Lee Chong Wei, who was supposed to play his first event after recovering from nose cancer.
The long-in-the-making biopic on ace shuttler Saina Nehwal will now star Parineeti Chopra in the lead role. Earlier it was Baaghi actor Shraddha Kapoor who was signed to play Nehwal on the silver screen.
While Mira Rajput and Misha are having fun without father Shahid Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan has flown back to Mumbai from the promotions of Chef in New Delhi. On the other hand, Karan Johar is nailing his style game once again at the airport.
World Badminton Championships medallists Sania Nehwal, PV Sindhu were felicitated by Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel in New Delhi on Thursday. Vijay Goel had also invited P Gopichand and Vimar Kumar for the ceremony that took place in New Delhi.