Saina Nehwal starts title defence in Indonesia

In the men's singles, world number 10 Parupalli Kashyap will open his campaign against 19th ranked Sho Sasaki of Japan.

updated: June 10, 2013 18:04 IST
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Jakarta: Three-time champion Saina Nehwal will look to fashion a turn around when she returns to her favourite hunting ground at the Indonesian Super Series Premier badminton tournament to defend her women's singles title from Tuesday.

The World number two Indian has been going through a lean patch this season. Though she reached the semifinals of the All England and Swiss Open earlier this year, Saina has not been able to win any tournament since last October.

The Olympic bronze medallist also suffered a couple of defeats to lower-ranked players like Yui Hashimoto of Japan in the Indian Open and Juan Gu at the Thailand Open.

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