PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal will have their task cut out in a draw which boasts of the likes of Akane Yamaguchi, Chen Yufei, Ratchanok Intanon among others even though defending champion Tai Tzu Ying has withdrawn from the event.
PV Sindhu survived a scare before making the semifinals but Saina Nehwal was thoroughly outplayed in her straight-game quarterfinal loss on a mixed day for India at the Singapore Open badminton tournament
Sixth seed Saina Nehwal had to work hard in her bid to avenge a Malaysia Open first-round loss to Pornpawee Chochuwong before pulling off a thrilling 21-16 18-21 21-19 win over the Thai shuttler in the second round.
Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal sailed into the second round of the Singapore Open with straight-game wins over their respective rivals in the women's singles event in Singapore on Wednesday.
At Malaysia Open, Kidambi Srikanth will begin his campaign against a qualifier, following the withdrawal of legendary Lee Chong Wei, who was supposed to play his first event after recovering from nose cancer.
PV Sindhu created history as she became first Indian badminton player to win Korea Open Super Series title. Sindhu avenged her loss from World Championships as she beat Japan's Nozomi Okuhara 22-20 11-21 21-18 to claim her third Super Series title.
World Badminton Championships medallists Sania Nehwal, PV Sindhu were felicitated by Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel in New Delhi on Thursday. Vijay Goel had also invited P Gopichand and Vimar Kumar for the ceremony that took place in New Delhi.
India's in-form shuttler, PV Sindhu reached her first ever final of the World Badminton Championships on Saturday, after defeating China's Chen Yufie in straight games and will now face Japan's Nozomi Okuhara on Sunday in Glasgow.