All England Championships 2021: PV Sindhu will get simple passage to quarters, robust draw for Saina Nehwal

All England Championships 2021: PV Sindhu will get simple passage to quarters, robust draw for Saina Nehwal

In line with the draw launched by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Tuesday, Olympic silver medallist Sindhu will kick off her marketing campaign within the ladies’s singles with a conflict in opposition to Malaysia’s Soniia Cheah.

All England Championships 2021: PV Sindhu gets easy passage to quarters, tough draw for Saina Nehwal

File picture of PV Sindhu. AFP

New Delhi: Reigning world champion PV Sindhu has obtained a simple passage to the quarter-finals however her compatriot Saina Nehwal was not as lucky, drawing a harder first-round opponent within the prestigious All England Championships.

The event is scheduled to be performed in Birmingham from 17-21 March.

The 2021 All England Open would be the second event this 12 months to supply rating factors to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, after the Swiss Open.

In line with the draw launched by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Tuesday, Olympic silver medallist Sindhu will kick off her marketing campaign within the ladies’s singles with a conflict in opposition to Malaysia’s Soniia Cheah.

Offered she wins her preliminary rounds, Sindhu might face Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi within the quarterfinals and arch-rival Carolina Marin within the semi-finals.

Marin has been given prime billing for the event whereas Sindhu is seeded fifth.

London Olympics bronze medallist Saina has drawn the in-form Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark in her first spherical ladies’s singles match.

Commonwealth Video games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap has additionally obtained a troublesome draw as he locks horn with world No 1 Japanese Kento Momota in his opener.

In different males’s singles matches, Kidambi Srikanth is about to face the formidable Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia within the opening spherical whereas world championships bronze medallist B Sai Praneeth will tackle France’s Toma Junior Popov.

The Indian shuttlers are scheduled to play within the Swiss Open, which begins from 3 March, earlier than the All England championships.

Saina and Srikanth may have extra time to make the Tokyo Olympics with the BWF extending the qualification interval.

All England Open 2021 draw for Indian gamers:

Ladies’s Singles

PV Sindhu vs Soniia Cheah (Malaysia)
Saina Nehwal vs Mia Blichfeldt (Denmark)

Males’s Singles

Kidambi Srikanth vs Tommy Sugiarto (Indonesia)
Parupalli Kashyap vs Kento Momota (Japan)
Lakshya Sen vs Kantaphon Wangcharoen (Thailand)
HS Prannoy vs Liew Daren (Malaysia)
Sameer Verma vs Ygor Coelho (Brazil)
B Sai Praneeth vs Toma Junior Popov (France)

Males’s Doubles
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty vs Eloi Adam/Julien Maio (France)
MR Arjun/Dhruv Kapila vs Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi (Malaysia)

Ladies’s Doubles
Ashwini Ponnappa/ N Sikki Reddy vs Benyapa Aimsaard/Nuntakarn Aimsaard (Thailand)
Meghana Jakkampudi/Poorvisha Ram vs Alexandre Boje/Mette Poulsen (Denmark)
Ashwini Bhat/Shikha Gautam vs Chloe Birch/Lauren Smith (England)

Combined Doubles
Dhruv Kapila/Meghana Jakkampudi vs Praveen Jordan/Melati Oktavianti (Indonesia)
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/ Ashwini Ponnappa vs Yuki Kaneko/Misaki Matsutomo (Japan)
Pranaav Jerry Chopra/ N Sikki Reddy vs Max Flynn/Jessica Pugh (England).

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