Reigning world champion PV Sindhu has received a straightforward passage to the quarterfinals however her compatriot Saina Nehwal was not as lucky, drawing a harder first-round opponent within the prestigious All England Championships.
The match is scheduled to be performed in Birmingham from March 17-21.
The 2021 All England Open would be the second match this 12 months to supply rating factors to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, after the Swiss Open.
Based on the draw launched by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Tuesday, Olympic silver medallist Sindhu will kick off her marketing campaign within the ladies’s singles with a conflict in opposition to Malaysia’s Soniia Cheah.
Supplied she wins right here preliminary rounds, Sindhu may face Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi within the quarterfinals and arch-rival Carolina Marin within the semifinals.
Marin has been given prime billing for the match whereas Sindhu is seeded fifth.
London Olympics bronze medallist Saina has drawn the in-form Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark in her first spherical ladies’s singles match.
Commonwealth Video games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap has additionally received a tricky draw as he locks horn with world No. 1 Japanese Kento Momota in his opener.
In different males’s singles matches, Kidambi Srikanth is about to face the formidable Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia within the opening spherical whereas world championships bronze medallist B Sai Praneeth will tackle France’s Toma Junior Popov.
The Indian shutters are scheduled to play within the Swiss Open, which begins kind March three, earlier than the All England championships.
Saina and Srikanth can have extra time to make the Tokyo Olympics with the BWF extending the qualification interval.
All England Open 2021 draw for Indian gamers:
PV Sindhu vs Soniia Cheah (Malaysia)
Saina Nehwal vs Mia Blichfeldt (Denmark)
Kidambi Srikanth vs Tommy Sugiarto (Indonesia)
Parupalli Kashyap vs Kento Momota (Japan)
Lakshya Sen vs Kantaphon Wangcharoen (Thailand)
HS Prannoy vs Liew Daren (Malaysia)
Sameer Verma vs Ygor Coelho (Brazil)
B Sai Praneeth vs Toma Junior Popov (France)
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty vs Eloi Adam/Julien Maio (France)
MR Arjun/Dhruv Kapila vs Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi (Malaysia)
Ashwini Ponnappa/ N Sikki Reddy vs Benyapa Aimsaard/Nuntakarn Aimsaard (Thailand)
Meghana Jakkampudi/Poorvisha Ram vs Alexandre Boje/Mette Poulsen (Denmark)
Ashwini Bhat/Shikha Gautam vs Chloe Birch/Lauren Smith (England)
Dhruv Kapila/Meghana Jakkampudi vs Praveen Jordan/Melati Oktavianti (Indonesia)
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/ Ashwini Ponnappa vs Yuki Kaneko/Misaki Matsutomo (Japan)
Pranaav Jerry Chopra/ N Sikki Reddy vs Max Flynn/Jessica Pugh (England).