Saina Nehwal, Sourabh Verma seeks to recover the title in Chinese Taipei
TAIPEI: former champions Saina Nehwal and Sourabh Verma will seek to find his best form when they begin their search to recover the individual crowns of men and women in Chinese Taipei BWF World Tour Super 300 starting with qualifiers on Tuesday.
The best seeded Saina returns to the tournament for the first time since winning the title in 2008, while the current national champion Sourabh had achieved glory here in 2016 and will seek to repeat his feat.
On a way back since he regained his physical condition, the former top 10 player HS Prannoy is another Indian driver to consider during the week, especially after his victory over the Chinese legend Lin dan in the recent World Championship in Basel, Switzerland.
The No. 8 in the world, Saina, looked great in the World Championship before some controversial arbitration decisions led her to defeat against Germany's Mia Blichfeldt last week.
Saina will face Korea's An Se Young in the first round and looks favorite to lift the trophy even though she is likely to face stiff competition from Canada's second seeder Michelle Li, the third seed from the USA. UU. Beiwen Zhang and Korea's fourth seeded Sung Ji Hyun, among others.
In men's singles, Sourabh will seek to continue his momentum after his victory at the Hyderabad Open. The shutter of Madhya Pradesh will open his campaign against the Japanese Kazumasa Sakai.
Among others, currently in 27th place, Prannoy, who lost a long time after being hit by a stomach problem at the end of last year, will meet local favorite Wang Tzu Wei in the first round.
Third seed Sameer Verma , who had won three titles last year, will stay with Daren Liew of Malaysia.
Pair of women's doubles by Aparna Balan and Prajakta Sawant They are also in the fray. In the first round they will face the sixth seeds Chow Mei Kuan and Lee Meng Yean of Malaysia.