French Open: PV Sindhu to take on Michelle Li in Paris today

In Badminton, World champion P V Sindhu will take on Canada’s world number 9 Michelle Li when she begins her women’s singles campaign at the French Open tournament in Paris today. Li has beaten the Indian in the past twice.

The Olympic silver medallist will look to end her recent run of early exits at the tournament. Since claiming her maiden World Championships title in August, Sindhu had failed to cross the second round in three tournaments so far.

She faltered in the second and first rounds at the China Open and Korea Open respectively last month. Sindhu again exited in the second round in straight games against Korea’s An Se Young in Denmark Open last week.

World number 8 Saina Nehwal, who had finished runner-up at the 2012 edition of the BWF World Tour Super 750 event, will meet Hong Kong’s Cheung Ngan Yi in the opening round tomorrow.

The Hindu

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