All England Badminton Championships: Mixed draw for Indians

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Olympic silver medallist and 2019 World Champion Sindhu will kick off her campaign in the women’s singles with a clash against Malaysia’s Soniia Cheah



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Published 25.02.21, 05:01 AM


PV Sindhu seems to have got an easy passage to the quarter finals but compatriot Saina Nehwal is not as fortunate, drawing a tougher first-round opponent in the prestigious All England Badminton Championships.

The tournament is scheduled to be played in Birmingham from March 17 to 21.

According to the draw released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Tuesday, Olympic silver medallist and 2019 World Champion Sindhu will kick off her campaign in the women’s singles with a clash against Malaysia’s Soniia Cheah.

London Olympics bronze medallist Saina has drawn the in-form Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark in the first round and may find the going tough.

In the men’s section, Parupalli Kashyap also got a tough draw facing world No. 1 Japanese Kento Momota in his opener.

In other men’s singles matches, Kidambi Srikanth is set to face the formidable Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia in the opening round while world championships bronze medallist B Sai Praneeth will take on France’s Toma Junior Popov.





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