Nehwal withdraws from Syed Modi GP

India's Saina Nehwal has been forced to withdraw from the Syed Modi Grand Prix due to injury.

The world number two has failed to fully recover from an Achilles injury and with the Rio Olympics being just months away, has decided to take it easy. 

The defending champion revealed that she is hoping to get back to 100 per cent fitness so to begin her Rio preparations. 

"I am improving, I am doing pretty well," the 25-year-old told NDTV.

"Hopefully, I will get back into shape soon. I will not hurry up and play tournaments. I want to make sure that wherever I play, I give my best.

"I worked really hard and was on top of my game in 2012. Olympics is always a big tournament to perform in. It adds up the pressure and expectations are high. I Hope I stay in shape and I am sure I will come out with good results."

The main draw of the Syed Modi Grand Prix gets underway on Wednesday.