- Tag results for Kidambi Srikanth
Saina, seeded seventh, took 39 minutes to tame Hong Kong's Pui Yin Yip 21-14 21-16 in her second round women's singles encounter.
Li-Ning has been supporting the badminton teams of China, Indonesia, Singapore and Australia and was also the official sponsor of the Indian contingent at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.
The 28-year-old from Hyderabad, who recently married fellow shuttler P Kashyap, will also face a Hong Kong player in Deng Joy Xuan in her women's singles first round.
Though the men’s pair of Hendra Setiawan and Mohammad Ahsan proved to be the heroes in the final, Srikanth and Vu Thi Thrang also delivered wins in the singles matches to pave the way for the triumph
Ashwini Ponappa is playing for Hyderabad Warriors in the PBL season four while Kidambi Srikanth represents Bengaluru Raptors.
‘Fight like a girl’, had become quite a mantra in Indian sport since the Rio Olympics.
Thanks to a packed badminton calendar, Indian stars enthral fans all over the world, from the United States to Japan.
Srikanth struggled to get low against Nishimoto and blamed defensive mistakes for his 21-17, 21-13 loss to the Japanese eighth seed.
The 25-year-old slumped to a 17-21, 13-21 defeat at the hands of the Japanese shuttler in a clash that lasted 44 minutes.
Fourth seeded Srikanth, who had claimed a silver medal at this year's Commonwealth Games, had to dig deep in his reservoir to outwit fellow Indian H S Prannoy 18-21 30-29 21-18 in a thrilling match.
The Rio Olympic silver medallist gone down 17-21, 21-17, 15-21 against her Chinese opponent in 70 minutes.
Srikanth, who had skipped the event due to a muscle strain last season, managed to script a come-from-behind 10-21 21-9 21-9 win over Tommy Sugiarto in a 45-minute men's singles match.
Fifth seed Srikanth, ranked 9th, saw off France's Lucas Corvee 21-12 21-16 in 35 minutes to set up a clash with Indonesia's Tommy Sugiarto.
Indian pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa lost to their Malaysian counterparts Goh Liu Ying and Chan Peng Soon 21-18, 19-21, 17-21.
Third seed Sindhu looked a pale shadow of herself as she lost 13-21 16-21 in 40 minutes against seventh seed He Bingjiao of China on Friday night.