Saina, Sindhu eye Indian Open

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 28 Mar 2017 09:23:36


Mar 27,


OLYMPIC medallists Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu will be the cynosure of all eyes when the seventh India Super Series badminton tournament gets under way with the qualifiers here on Tuesday.

London bronze-medallist Saina will be one of the favourites at the Indian Super Series, an event she won two years ago to achieve the world No.1 ranking. “Delhi has always been special to me. I won the Commonwealth Games gold here and then won the Indian Open in 2015 and became the world No.1. So everything has been special for me. It is great to play in front of home crowd,” said the current world No.8, who has been on a comeback trail after recovering from a knee injury.
“The competition has become tougher. But I have been playing well, even at All England, the match that I lost was 50-50. So all I can say is I will give my best and hope to do well,” she added.

Rio Olympics silver-medallist Sindhu, who has been in rampaging form ever since her Olympic high, will also look to continuing her good run at the Siri Fort Sports complex.
“I am looking forward to the event. It will be an exciting week, the competition is tough and I will give my best,” the world No.5 said.

Saina and Sindhu had crashed out of the All England Championship after losing in the quarter-finals and the duo would be eyeing better results this week.