P V Sindhu will look to recuperate from her surprising semifinal loss on the India Open and finish her title drought on the Syed Modi International starting right here on Tuesday, even because the match misplaced loads of sheen following the withdrawal of high gamers like Lakshya Sen and Kidambi Srikanth.
The 26-year-old Sindhu, a two-time Olympic medallist, was properly on target to win her first title for the reason that 2019 World Championship triumph final week earlier than left-hander Supanida Katethong of Thailand shattered her hopes with a three-game win on the India Open.
Sindhu, who had completed runner-up at Swiss Open and World Tour Finals final yr, will hope to show issues round this week when she begins her marketing campaign in opposition to compatriot Tanya Hemanth.
The former champion shall be itching to settle her scores in opposition to Supanida, whom she is prone to face once more on the semifinals on the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium right here.
DAY 1⃣ SCHEDULE:
And we get underway on the primary day of Syed Modi International 2022.
Just a few matches to look out for are listed under. (*)
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Second seeded Canadian Michelle Li, a 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Polish eighth seed Jordan Hart and second seed Iris Wang of USA additionally pulled out of the occasion.
The largest title to overlook the match is world championship bronze medallist Lakshya Sen, who pulled out of the match because of exhaustion after claiming his maiden Super 500 crown at India Open on Sunday.
Men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty too determined to offer the Super 300 match a miss after claiming their maiden India Open title.
World Championships silver medallist and high seed Kidambi Srikanth additionally is not going to compete this week as he’s present process seven-day necessary quarantine after withdrawing from the primary draw final week following a COVID-19 optimistic end result.
Third seed B Sai Praneeth, who had pulled out of India Open after testing optimistic to the virus, can even be lacking in motion this week, whereas Ashwini Ponnappa and Manu Attri are but to recuperate from the an infection and can miss the match.
Ashwini is a part of the highest seeded ladies’s doubles pairing, whereas Manu and B Sumeeth Reddy are seeded third within the males’s doubles occasion.
Yet to realize her full health, London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal, seeded fourth, too withdrew from the occasion. She had misplaced within the second spherical in India Open final week.
On a comeback path, former top-10 participant H S Prannoy gave a very good account of himself earlier than being stopped by 20-year-old Sen within the quarterfinals final week.
Fifth seed Prannoy shall be India’s largest title hope now as he opens his marketing campaign in opposition to Ukraine’s Danylo Bosniuk.
There are a number of different Indians in males’s singles, akin to seventh seed Sourabh Verma, fourth seed Sameer Verma, who he’s nonetheless recovering from a calf muscle damage, Subhankar Dey and children like Kiran George, Mithun Manjunath and Priyanshu Rajawat.
In ladies’s singles, Aakarshi Kashyap, who had reached the quarterfinals final week, will look to proceed her good run when she faces fellow Indian Mugdha Agrey in opening spherical.
Malvika Bansod and Ashmita Chaliha shall be tied in a battle of supremacy within the opening spherical, whereas Samiya Imad Farooqui, Ira Sharma and Sri Krishna Priya Kudaravalli would be the different outstanding Indians in motion.
Fourth seeded MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila would be the high Indian hopeful within the males’s doubles.