Fourth seeded Saina, who is desperately seeking ranking points to make it to her fourth Olympics, took just 21 minutes to beat Rachael 21-9 21-5 and set up a clash with France's Marie Batomene.
The second round of tests was conducted by the German authorities on 1 November. Three shuttlers, including Lakshya Sen, were part of the contingent.
Ajay Jayaram, Subhankar Dey asked to quarantine until 10 November in Germany, SAI offers financial help
All three players and the team entourage have been placed into isolation "in line with directives from tournament organisers, local health authorities and BWF tournament health protocols."
SaarLorLux Open badminton: Ajay Jayaram beats Belgium's Maxime Moreels in straight games to enter second round
The former world number 13 beat Maxime 21-8 21-8 in just 19 minutes at Saarlandhalle Saarbrcken.
The former world number one, who had claimed four superseries titles in 2017, beat Toby 21-12 21-18 in 37 minutes, as the sport finally got going after the long coronavirus-forced hiatus.
With Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap withdrawing from the tournament at the eleventh hour, all eyes will be on Srikanth and Lakshya as they resume their title hunt at the Super 750 event.
Barcelona Masters 2020: Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth look to keep Olympic hopes alive with good showing in Super 300 tournament
London bronze medallist Saina, who is looking to make her fourth Olympics, will begin her campaign here against Germany's Yvonne Li
Badminton Asia Team Championships: India come close to upsetting defending champs Indonesia, but settle for bronze
Rank outsiders India did everything but tame defending champions Indonesia, but finally bowed out by the odd match in five, to settle for the Badminton Asia Team Championships bronze medal.
Badminton Asia Team Championships 2020: Kidambi Srikanth leads India to 4-1 victory over Kazakhstan in opening group match
Srikanth took just 23 minutes to beat Dmitriy Panarin 21-10 21-7 while Sen was even quicker, notching up a 21-13 21-8 win over Artur Niyazov in 21 minutes. Dey beat Khaitmurat Kulmatov 21-11 21-5 in 26 minutes in the third singles.
Badminton Asia Team Championships 2020: Indian men given another chance for Olympics qualification, women opt out after coronavirus scare
The India men’s squad comprising of World Championships bronze medallist B Sai Praneeth, and Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy, Subhankar Dey, Lakshya Sen, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty, Dhruv Kapila and MR Arjun have landed in Manila
Badminton Asia Team Championships 2020: Full strength men's squad to lead India's charge, women sit out due to Coronavirus threat — everything you need to know
Here is everything you need to know about the third edition of the Badminton Asia Team Championships that will be played in Manila, Philippines.
PBL 2020: Upbeat Bengaluru Raptors face Awadhe Warriors in must-win final league match for last semi-final spot
While World No 2 Tai Tzu Ying has been Bengaluru's talisman and has remained unbeaten so far, it is B Sai Praneeth who played a pivotal role in their win
PBL 2020: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Jessica Pugh win mixed doubles match-up to send Chennai Superstarz into semi-finals
The enthralling tie went down to the wire and was decided only in the fifth rubber when Chennai's Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and his mixed doubles partner Jessica Pugh beat Awadhe's Christinna Pedersen and Ko Sung Hyun 15-11, 13-15, 15-14 at the GMC Balayogi SATS Indoor Stadium
Asia Team Championships badminton: India to field full-strength men's team; Ashmita Chaliha, Malvika Bansod to lead women's side
Saina and Sindhu skipped the event to focus on Olympic qualification. The duo already have points from last year's Sudirman Cup and won't benefit much even if they play the continental Championships which will be held in Manila, Philippines from February 11 to 16.
PBL 2020: World No 11 B Sai Praneeth says India's second string players, juniors not getting enough support from badminton association
As for his assessment of the competition in men’s singles which he’s likely to face at the Tokyo Olympics, Sai Praneeth, who’s the frontrunner from India to qualify, said that there won’t be any easy winners
Lakshya Sen, the 2018 world junior championships silver-medallist, lost 13-21 12-21 to Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Thailand in a 32-minute contest.
BWF Korea Masters 2019: Saina Nehwal pulls out to leave women's singles field India-less; Kidambi Srikanth seeks revival
Kidambi Srikanth would look to continue the good run when he opens against Hong Kong's Wong Wing Ki Vincent in the men's singles
BWF French Open 2019: PV Sindhu eases past Michelle Li in first round, Subhankar Dey knocks out Tommy Sugiarto in upset win
Since claiming her maiden World Championships title in August, Sindhu has looked awfully out-of-form as she had failed to cross the second round in three tournaments
BWF French Open 2019: Tough draw for Kidambi Srikanth; PV Sindhu could run into Tai Tzu Ying in quarters
After the miserable showing of India’s badminton players at the Denmark Open, Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal will be in the spotlight at the French Open.
Siril, who is ranked 97th in the world, battled hard for 52 minutes to get past World No 22 Liew 17-21 21-19 21-12 in a second-round duel, while Subhankar suffered a straight-game 11-21, 17-21 defeat at the hands of unseeded Malaysian Jia Wei Tan.