Saina withdraws, Sindhu hoping for better show

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Apr 2017 09:37:34


SINGAPORE,

Apr 10,

(PTI),

LONDON Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal pulled out of the USD 350,000 Singapore Super Series to spend more time in training to improve her game ahead of the hectic international circuit.


Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu, meanwhile, will look to put behind her disappointing first-round exit at Malaysia when she leads the Indian challenge.


The 27-year-old Saina said she will next play at the Asian Badminton Championship to be held at Wuhan, China later this month.
“Yes, I withdrew from the tournament as I feel I need some more time training to get better. There is improvement in the knee but I think some more training will help at this point,” Saina told PTI.


Sindhu will have to get over the heart-break at Kuching, where she was stunned by upcoming Chinese shuttler Chen Yufei. However, a tough draw awaits Sindhu as she is slated to face Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara, 2016 All England Open champion and Rio Olympic bronze medallist.