Thailand Open: Sindhu aims to end drought, Saina trudges back from injury

It’s been seven months when Sindhu last won a title. going titleless this year. The agony increases with returning empty-handed from each tournament. Two back-to-back losses to Japanese Akane Yamaguchi in the Indonesia and Japan Open in close succession was really excruciating for PV Sindhu. Going into Thailand Open Seeded fourth, the ace shuttler would try to end her title drought in the event. She leads India’s campaign at the tournament that begins on Tuesday. Sindhu is drawn to play against Chinese Han Yue, whom she had beaten in the first round in Japan Open.

Saina Nehwal also throws herself into the fray after returning from a spate of injuries. She would be seeded seventh in the tournament. It was also a gloomy season for Saina after injuries forced her to withdraw from both Indonesia and Japan Open.

Husband-wife duo: Parupalli Kashyap, Saina Nehwal (Image credits: Scoopwhoop)

Other Indians who are participating in the Thailand Open are:

Subhankar Dey vs top-seeded Japanese Kento Momota

B Sai Praneeth vs Kantaphon Wangcharoen of Thailand

HS Prannoy vs Wong Wing Ki Vincent of Hong Kong

Sameer Verma vs Lee Zii of Malaysia

Parupalli Kashyap vs Brice Leverdez of France

Image credits: Catch News

Mridul: Mridul currently works as an 'assistant content editor' at Power Sportz. Being a sports buff, he feels at home while enjoying his stint here. Starting out as a correspondent in a regional daily he went on to work with numerous corporate companies before getting back to what he loves the most - sports content.