Hong Kong: Fresh from their title triumphs at the China Open, shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth will spearhead the Indian challenge at the $350,000 Hong Kong Open Super Series to be played at the Hong Kong Coliseum here from Tuesday. (Saina, Srikanth Wins Fantastic for Indian badminton: Gopichand)
Saina, who clinched her third title of 2014 on Sunday, will first meet World No.52 Jamie Subandhi of the United States while compatriot and two-time World Championship bronze medallist P.V. Sindhu will face Thai World No.20 Busanan Ongbumrungpan against whom the Indian has a 3-0 record.
While third seed Saina is likely to have an easy route till the semi-finals, her likely opponent there will be Chinese world No.2 Shixian Wang. However, the world No.5 can take confidence from the fact that she defeated the former world No.1 Chinese to win the 2010 title here.