In Saina Nehwal's absence, PV Sindhu to spearhead Indian challenge in Sudirman Cup

India now has no option but to field a depleted side as far as the women's team is concerned, as earlier even the doubles specialist Jwala Gutta had withdrawn from the meet.

updated: May 17, 2013 18:06 IST
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New Delhi: With Olympic bronze medallist shuttler Saina Nehwal having pulled out of the Sudirman Cup Mixed team championship, P V Sindhu will spearhead the Indian challenge in the women's singles event.

Saina opted out of the event, to be held in Kuala Lumpur from May 19 to 26, after she failed to recover fully from a hairline fracture on the small toe of her left foot.

The world No 2, Saina had suffered the fracture before the Sunrise India Open Super Series last month and aggravated the injury during the tournament, where she had crashed out in the second round.

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