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Saina Nehwal had also defeated PV Sindhu at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games summit clash last year.
While Saina has won the Senior National Championship in 2006, 2007 and 2018, Sindhu clinched the title twice, in 2011 and 2013.
Saina Nehwal cruised past former India number one Neha Pandit while Parupalli Kashyap got the better of Bodhit Joshi.
Sindhu sailed through after two straight-game wins while Saina finally got on the court and progressed to the quarters.
Participation of the stars was a major attraction of the national badminton championships currently underway in Guwahati.
Defending champion Saina Nehwal has refused to play her singles match at the Senior National Badminton Championship.
Trupti believes the area of concern is doubles, as there is hardly anyone capable of filling the shoes of Ashwini Ponnappa or N Sikki Reddy.
Both Sindhu and Saina are currently playing at the Senior National Championships and will head straight to Birmingham.
The Hyderabadi shuttler, who is set to compete in the prestigious All England Championships from March 6 to 10, knows where she needs to up her game.
Titled 'Saina', the film directed by Amol Gupte, went on floors last September.
Vimal Kumar was Saina's coach when she attained the World No.1 ranking in 2015.
Not long ago, Saina Nehwal missing out on matches due to niggles had become a recurring theme.
After losing her two meetings against Marin, it was third time lucky for Saina.
The 28-year-old Indian, who was a runner-up here last year, notched up a 18-21 21-12 21-18 win over sixth seed Bingjiao, a world championship bronze medallist.
Nehwal will now face the winner of the quarterfinal match between Chen Xiaoxin and He Bingjiao.