#Saina Nehwal

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
'Saina' will be released on March 26, 2021. (Photo Credit: Instagram/@parineetichopra)

  • 'Saina' is based on the life of badminton player Saina Nehwal
  • The poster of the film received flak for the way the serve is depicted in it
  • The film is set to release on March 26, 2021

.Bangkok, Thailand
Saina Nehwal was up against Busanan Ongbamrungphan in the second round. (Photo credit: Instagram/@NSaina)

  • Saina Nehwal lost to Ongbamrungphan 23-21, 14-21, 16-21
  • Earlier PV Sindhu – the other Indian in Women's singles – lost in the first round
  • The duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty lost in the second round too

.Bangkok, Thailand
Kidambi Srikanth will start off his campaign against Sourabh Verma on Wednesday. (Photo credit: Instagram/@Srikanth_Kidambi)

  • Kidambi Srikanth went for a total of four COVID 19 tests after arriving for the Thailand Open
  • The Indian shuttler put up pictures of the incident on Twitter, calling it 'unacceptable'
  • Officials said the COVID-19 staff did not notice any bleeding from Srikanth's nose

Saina Nehwal took to Twitter to question her ouster from the tournament. (Photo credit: ANI)

  • Saina Nehwal was pulled out from Thailand Open after reports suggested she had tested positive for coronavirus
  • However, recent report refuted earlier results and the ace shuttler is clear for playing in the tournament
  • Nehwal was scheduled to play Kisona Salvaduray of Malaysia in the first round on Tuesday

.Bangkok, Thailand
PV Sindhu lost in a match that lasted 74 minutes. (Photo credit: File/PTI)

  • PV Sindhu won the opening game 21-16
  • The third game was over before it started as Sindhu looked out of sorts
  • The loss ended India's campaign in women's singles

Saina was scheduled to play Kisona Salvaduray of Malaysia. (Picture credits: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • The player described how she still hadn't received the report from her COVID-19 test yesterday
  • Nehwal's husband, champion Parupalli Kashyap, was also forced to withdraw
  • The entire Indian team had been categorised as 'high risk' by health authorities in Thailand

India's Saina Nehwal undergoes a COVID-19 test in Bangkok. (Photo credit: Instagram/nehwalsaina)

  • Sain and fellow shuttler HS Prannoy both have tested positive for COVID-19
  • Both the shuttlers have been withdrawn from the tournament
  • BWF has noted that will be releasing an official statement shortly

.Bangkok, Thailand
Saina Nehwal was up against Malaysia's Kisona Selvaduray. (Photo credit: Instagram/nehwalsaina)

  • Saina Nehwal could not get her 2021 competition underway
  • India's PV Sindhu is the only remaining women's singles challenge
  • The first badminton tournament of 2021, Thailand Open, starts January 12

.Bangkok, Thailand
The current world champion PV Sindhu is set to face Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt in the first round. (Photo credit: Twitter/@Pvsindhu1)

  • The first badminton tournament of 2021, Thailand Open, starts January 12
  • This will be first of the three tournaments to be hosted in Thailand in successive weeks
  • The tournament will feature the entire contingent of Indian shuttlers

.Bangkok, Thailand
The tournament will feature several prominent international names, including three-time world champion, Spain's Carolina Marin. (Photo: AP/PTI)

  • The Yonex Thailand will be starting January 12 at Bangkok's Impact Arena
  • Shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Sai Praneeth B will lead the Indian male contingent
  • Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu are scheduled to compete in the women's singles event