Latest Badminton News and Articles

Saina Nehwal seeded eighth at India Open Super Series (pic)

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Category: Badminton News Published: 18 March 2014
Posted by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 7599

Saina Nehwal faces an easy opener against Austrian Simone Prutsch in the first round of India's premier badminton tournament.

World No.8 shuttler Saina Nehwal is the only Indian to have been seeded at the USD 250,000 India Open Super Series to be held at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here from April 1-6.Saina Nehwal

Saina has been seeded eighth in the draw that was made on Tuesday. She faces an easy opener against Austrian Simone Prutsch in the first round of India's premier badminton tournament.


World No.1 and reigning Olympic champion Li Xuerui of China is the top seed while defending champion and world No.4 Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand has been seeded fourth.

Saina's compatriot world No.9 P.V. Sindhu will take on second seed and World No.2 Shixian Wang of China in the opener. But the 18-year-old Hyderabadi can take confidence from the fact that she has a 3-0 win-record over the Chinese and defeated her last week too at the Swiss Open quarterfinals.

The other Indians in the women's singles main draw are Tanvi Lad, former national champion Trupti Murgunde, P.C. Thulasi, Saili Rane and Arundhati Pantawane.

In men's singles draw, defending champion and World No.1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia will be the main attraction as the top seed.

The Indians in the main men's draw are Parupalli Kashyap, Sourabh Varma, R.M.V. Gurusaidutt, B. Sai Praneeth, Kidambi Srikanth, Anand Pawar and H.S. Prannoy.

There have been two direct qualifications for the men's doubles main draw and three in women's doubles.

Pranaav Jerry Chopra-Akshay Dewalkar and Manu Attri-B. Sumeeth Reddy will participate in men's competition while Prajakta Sawant-Arathi Sara Sunil, Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa and Pradnya Gadre-N. Siki Reddy are in women's doubles.

Abhijeet Naimpally-Trupti Murgunde, Gaurav Venkat-Juhi Dewangan, Pranaav Jerry Chopra-Maneesha K., Tarun Kona-Ashwini Ponnappa, Akshay Dewalkar-Pradnya Gadre, Abhishek Ahlawat-Kristi Das and Arun Vishnu-Aparna Balan are the Indians pairings for the mixed doubles competitions.

  • No comments found

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

YouTube

Replays: Sudirman Cup 2015

2015 Sudirman Cup badminton video

Watch Replays

  • Recent News
  • Popular
Jonatan, Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir off to good start at Indonesia Open

Jakarta: Jonatan Christie advanced to the main stage of the

Manchester police officer plays badminton with homeless protesters

Manchester: A policeman photographed playing badminton in fu

Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan, Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong ousted from Indonesia Open

Jakarta: Indonesia’s top men’s doubles players, Mohammad

Video: Badminton is the most "dangerous" sport on earth

Hanoi: Thanks to the quick work of a match referee, no-one w

Lin Dan joins torch relay for 2014 Youth Olympics

Nanjing: Two times Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan was one of

Carolina Marin Receives Sport Merit Royal Order

Madrid: The winner of 2014 BWF Badminton World Championships

Recommended badminton news for you