Facing early exit after her capitulation against Japan's Nozomi Okuhara on Wednesday, Saina rose like a phoenix to notch up a memorable 23-21, 9-21, 21-12 win over the World Number 1 in a women's singles match that lasted an hour and 15 minutes. The Indian plays defending champion Tai Tzu Ying in her final league match today.
World Number 8 Srikanth's campaign is almost over after he went down 13-21, 18-21 to Denmark's Viktor Axelsen in a Group B match. His hope of progressing any further hinges on a match between Japan's Kento Momota and Chinese Taipei's Chou Tien Chen.
The 22-year-old from Guntur will meet Chinese Taipei's Chou Tien Chen today in his final Group B match in the round-robin stage.

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