After Kidambi Srikanth was ousted 9-21, 11-21 by reigning world champion Kento Momota, third seed PV Sindhu went down fighting 11-21, 21-11, 15-21 to Chen Yufei.
P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth crashed out of the quarter-finals in USD 1 million China Open on Friday.
PV Sindhu bounced back after losing a close first game to record a 21-23 21-13 21-18 win in her second round women's singles match against Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa on Wednesday shocked Commonwealth Games silver medallists England's Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the USD 1 million China Open.
The Badminton Association of India (BAI) has distributed cash incentive of Rs 1.6 crores to the member state associations for development of the sport across the country.
The women's singles match between PV Sindhu and Saena Kawakami started out as a close contest before the Indian broke off to grab a 13-7 lead at one stage.
Fatigue seemed to have caught up with the seventh-seeded Kidambi Srikanth as he squandered a game's lead to lose 21-19 16-21 18-21 against Korea's Lee Dong Keun.
PV Sindhu was beaten by China's Gao Fangjie in the women's singles second round, her first preliminary exit in almost a year.
Japan Open 2018 Badminton Highlights: PV Sindhu crashed out of the Japan Open after losing 18-21, 19-21 against China's Gao Fangjie.
Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy stunned Olympic silver medallists Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia to enter the quarterfinals of Japan Open.
Srikanth and Prannoy had suffered shock defeats in the second round of the Asian Games and the duo would be desperate to make amends.
B Sai Praneeth, who won the Singapore Open last year, withdrew from the tournament. The reasons for his pullout are not known.
Asian Games 2018 India Badminton Highlights: PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal defeated their respective opponents in straight games to make it to the quarters.
PV Sindhu had to dig deep to down a fighting Vu Thi Trang of Vietnam but Saina Nehwal did not break any sweat as India' top two shuttlers advanced to the women's singles second round at the 18th Asian Games.
A major part of Sindhu’s earnings comes from off the court, as the prize money in badminton is still not on par with some of the other sports. In fact, as much as $8 million of her income is from endorsements.
Prakash Padukone won a gold medal at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Canada. Nine other medals came on the day in wrestling.
Affectionately dubbed the "Minions" after the little yellow creatures from the 2015 animated movie, diminutive badminton duo Marcus Gideon and Kevin Sukamuljo will hope to stand tall and win gold for hosts Indonesia.
Ajay Jayaram had an impressive run at the tournament before losing 14-21 10-21 to Shesar in a 28-minute clash at the USD 75,000 BWF Tour Super 100 tournament.
Ajay Jayaram and Mithun Manjunath progressed to the men's singles semifinals with contrasting wins at the Vietnam Open Super Tour 100.
Saina Nehwal dropped out of the top 10 while Kidambi Srikanth slipped two places to eighth in the latest BWF singles rankings released on Thursday.