PV Sindhu to spearhead Indian challenge in Japan Open Super Series

PV Sindhu is seeded eighth and faces two qualifiers in the first two rounds. India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal will not take part in the tournament.

updated: September 16, 2013 15:19 IST
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Tokyo: In the absence of Saina Nehwal, world No.10 shuttler PV Sindhu will lead India's charge at the $200,000 Japan Open Super Series badminton that starts here on Tuesday.

The World Championship bronze medallist Sindhu, seeded eighth, faces two qualifiers in the first two rounds and should ease through to the quarter-finals where she will most likely face World No.1 and Olympic champion Li Xuerui of China at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.

Though the Hyderabadi has beaten the Chinese top seed in the past, Xerui is a force to reckon with each time she steps on to the court.

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