Paris: World champion P V Sindhu would look to snap her latest run of early exits when she begins her ladies’s singles marketing campaign on the USD 750,000 French Open badminton match, starting right here on Tuesday.
Since claiming her maiden World Championships title in August, Sindhu has seemed awfully out-of-form as she had didn’t cross the second spherical in three tournaments.
She faltered within the second and first rounds on the China Open and Korea Open respectively final month. Sindhu once more exited within the second spherical in straight video games towards Korea’s An Se Younger in Denmark Open final week.
The Olympic silver medallist seemed a tad sluggish in her motion within the final three tournaments, exhibiting indicators of dip in her type.
Seeded fifth within the match, Sindhu, a 2017 semifinalist, can be up towards Canada’s world quantity 9 Michelle Li, who has overwhelmed the Indian prior to now twice.
If Sindhu will get previous the early rounds, the world quantity 6 Indian is more likely to face high seed Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese language Taipei within the quarterfinals.
World quantity eight Saina Nehwal, who can be participating on this BWF World Tour Tremendous 750 occasion, has additionally been struggling along with her health and has made three first-round exits in her final three tournaments.
The 29-year-old, who had completed runner-up on the 2012 version, will meet Hong Kong’s Cheung Ngan Yi within the opening spherical.
Within the males’s singles, 2017 champion Kidambi Srikanth too can be determined to show round his poor run in type when he steps out on the Stade Pierre de Coubertin right here.
Nonetheless, it is not going to be a simple outing for the world quantity 9 Indian as he opens his marketing campaign towards second seed Chinese language Taipei’s Chou Tien Chen.
Former Commonwealth Video games champion Parupalli Kashyap, who reached the semifinals at India Open and Korea Open, would look to show that the first-round exit final week at Denmark Open was an aberration when he lock horns with Hong Kong’s NG Ka Lengthy Angus.
Sameer Verma, who had reached the semifinals of the World Tour Finals final December, will meet Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto within the opening spherical.
World quantity 12 B Sai Praneeth, who had claimed a bronze on the World Championships, will as soon as once more face the legendary Lin Dan of China within the opening spherical.
A 2017 Singapore Open winner, Praneeth had overwhelmed the two-time Olympic champion Chinese language at Denmark Open final week.
Within the doubles, the ladies’s pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy will sq. off towards fifth seeded Korean duo of Lee So Hee and Shin Seung Chan.
The lads’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty face the Dutch mixture of Jelle Maas and Robin Tabeling. One other males’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy and the combined duo of Satwiksairaj and Ashwini are additionally within the fray.