Sindhu looking for redemption in Japan

July 23, 2019

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Indian shuttler P V Sindhu will have to quickly pick up the pieces after her deflating loss in the Indonesian Open Final and prepare for the next battle at the Japan Open BWF World Tour Super 750 starting in Japan from Tuesday.

The $750,000 tournament will also see the return of Saina Nehwal, who had missed the Indonesian Open Super 1000 event due to fitness issues. Sindhu missed an opportunity to break a seven month title drought when she lost in straight games to Akane Yamaguchi in Jakarta on Sunday band Indian will be looking to go full distance when she opens against China’s Han Yue in Tokyo.

If she crosses the opening hurdle, Sindhu will either face Scotland’s Kirsty Gilmour or Japan’s Aya Ohori in the second round.

The fifth seed will also aim to avenge her final loss to Yamaguchi as she is likely to face the world no 4 Akane in Quarter-Finals.

Saian, seeded eight and the only Indian to win a title this season, will open against Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan, an opponent against whom she enjoys a 3-1 head to head lead.

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