Shanghai: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal will aim to make a return to the women's singles top five in world rankings at the China Open Super Series Premier which will be held here from Nov 12-17.
World No.7 Saina, who will open her campaign against a qualifier, has been troubled by injuries this year. She had to withdraw from last years' China Open due to a knee injury and will be hoping to make a mark this year at the $350,000 fifth and final Super Series Premier of the year.
The Hyderabadi will have her task cut out as she will probably face defending champion and top seed Li Xuerei of China if she manages to reach the quarterfinals. Saina will have to be in top form in order to stage an upset.