Indian Badminton player, Saina Nehwal currently ranking in no.1 in the world by Badminton World Federation Women’s Singles 2015. She is the first Indian women to win a medal in the Olympics. So far she won Arjuna Award, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Padma Shri.
Today Saina Nehwal opens her campaign at the USD 275,000 Japan Super Series. She will be facing Thailand’s Busanan Ongbumrungpan in her first match.
Coming to the men’s World No. 4 Kidambi Srikanth will clash with Scott Evans of Ireland in the opening match. Meanwhile two-time bronze medalist will be facing Japan’s Minatsu Mitani, ranked 18th, in the first round, and H.S. Prannoy will clash with Wong Wing Ki Vincent of Hong Kong.
Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap will face Japan’s Takuma Ueda at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. This guy has beaten Takuma twice.
Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa who recently won the Canada Open in the Women’s doubles are set to clash with eighth-seeded Chinese combo of Zhao Yunlei and Zhong Qianxin, Pradnya Gadre and N. Sikki Reddy will face top seeds of Japan Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi in their first round.
Saina and Sindhu had played for the first time in a competitive match during the 2013 Indian Badminton League (IBL) representing Hyderabad HotShots and Awadhe Warriors respectively.”
If at all Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu cross their opening rounds, they will face each other in the second round this will be marked as second time in their career facing each other after the first clash in 2014 India Grand Prix Gold final.
The winner in this second rounds will clash the former world champion Ratchanok Intanon