After a disappointing loss in the Asian Games quarterfinals, Nehwal is finishing 2014 with a flourish. She won the China Open and moved up to the fourth place in global player rankings. Earlier in the year, she won the Indian Grand Prix and the Australian Badminton Open. She was unable to participate in the Commonwealth Games due to injury. She also appeared on the popular TV show Comedy Nights With Kapil and walked the ramp at the Gr8! Women Awards 2014 in Hyderabad.