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Swiss Open: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth look to find top form | Badminton News


BASEL: All England Championships finalist Lakshya Sen shall be lacking in motion however double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu and World championships silver winner Kidambi Srikanth will look to make a mark when the Swiss Open Super 300 begins right here on Tuesday.
Sen, the 20-year-old from Almora, determined to withdraw after feeling exhausted following back-to-back ultimate appearances on the German Open and All England Championships.
While Sen has been sensational within the final two weeks, top gamers Sindhu, Srikanth and Saina Nehwal failed to attain the quarterfinals at Birmingham and would eye a greater present this week.

While Sindhu and Saina misplaced within the second spherical in each German Open and All England Championships, Srikanth had reached the final 8 at Muelheim an der Ruhr.
Sindhu, seeded second, the 2019 World champion, will tackle Denmark’s world no 32 Line Højmark Kjaersfeldt in her opening spherical, whereas Saina opens towards China’s seventh seed Wang Zhi Yi.
Srikanth, who has seemed in good contact since his World Championships bronze, will face a qualifier in his males’s singles opener.
Tokyo Olympian B Sai Praneeth will meet compatriot HS Prannoy in his opening match, whereas former Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap will sq. off towards a qualifier.
In ladies’s singles, Aakarshi Kashyap has been pitted towards Germany’s Yvonne Li within the opening spherical.
Third seeded males’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, who had received the India Open in January, will open towards Indonesian mixture of Muhammad Shohibul Fikri and Bagas Maulana.
MR ARjun and Dhruv Kapila, and Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnuvardhan Goud Panjala can even be in motion in males’s doubles.
Following their sensational run on the All England Championships the place they made it to the semifinals, all eyes can even be on Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand once they start towards second seed Thailand’s Jongkolphan Kititharakul and Rawinda Prajongjai.
Sixth seeded Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy will meet Switzerland’s Aline Müller and Jenjira Stadelmann.
In blended doubles, Ishaan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Crasto, and Venkat Gaurav Prasad and Juhi Dewangan shall be in motion.

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