The successive losses to Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi have been disappointing but Indian ace PV Sindhu will have to put it all behind when she renews her chase for a maiden title this year in the Thailand Open Badminton tournament, starting here on Tuesday.

The last two weeks have been an emotional roller-coaster ride for Sindhu as after finishing second-best at the Indonesian Open, she was shown the door in the quarterfinals of the Japan Last week.

On both occasion, familiar for Yamaguchi turned out to be Sindhu’s nemesis. The Indian would be desperate for break her seven-month long title jinx.

Seeded fourth,  Sindhu will open her women’s singles campaign against unseeded Chinese Han Yue, whom she easily overcame in the first round of Japan Open.

If all goes well, PV Sindhu might face her first real test in the quarter final with a possible clash against sixth breed Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand.

The other Indian in fray, Saina Nehwal has been seeded seventh here, but she has been hampered by several injuries of late.

Source: PTI


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