#Thailand Open

.Bangkok, Thailand
HSBC BWF World Tour Finals is starting on Wednesday. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@srikidambi)

  • PV Sindhu has continuously lost the opening match and quaterfinals of Thailand Open
  • Kidambi Srikanth also pulled out of the first Thailand Open due to calf muscle pull injury
  • Both the players will have a tough time in defeating their rivals in the tournament

.Bangkok, Thailand
Carolina Marin is the current Women's singles Olympic champion. (Photo credit: Twitter/@CarolinaMarin)

  • Carolina Marin won the Thailand Open Super 1000 last week
  • Marin will play Tai Tzu-ying in the finals of the Yonex Open 
  • Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa crashed out in the Doubles semi finals


.Bangkok, Thailand
PV Sindhu pointed out that things would have been comparatively different had she won the first game. (Photo credit: Twitter/File Photo)

  • PV Sindhu said after the match that she did not play as per best capabilities
  • The Indian shuttler faced an early disadvantage due to Intanon grabbing onto a three-point lead
  • Ratchanok Intanon secured the first set with eight stright points

.Bangkok, Thailand
Badminton star PV Sindhu beat Malaysia's world no. 92 Kisona Selvaduray. (Photo credit: Twitter/File Photo)

  • Sindhu is set to face either Thailand's Ratchanok Inthanon or Korea's Sung Ji Hyun next
  • 'The first game was pretty easy,' she said
  • Verma beat Danish player Rasmus Gemke in just 39 minutes

.Bangkok, Thailand
PV Sindhu defeated her opponent in straight games. (Photo credit: File/PTI)

  • The win took Sindhu's head-to-head count against Busanan to 11-1
  • Kidambi Srikanth blowed away his opponent in 37 minutes
  • Sindhu beat her opponent 21-17, 21-13

.Bangkok, Thailand
Carolina Marin was an imposing force with razor-sharp smashes. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Spaniard Carolina Marin sustained her chances of playing in Tokyo Olympics
  • Fourth seed Viktor Axelsen of Denmark was electric in the men's final
  • In the mixed doubles, Thais Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai claimed the first game

.Bangkok, Thailand
Saina Nehwal was up against Busanan Ongbamrungphan in the second round. (Photo credit: Instagram/@NSaina)

  • Saina Nehwal lost to Ongbamrungphan 23-21, 14-21, 16-21
  • Earlier PV Sindhu – the other Indian in Women's singles – lost in the first round
  • The duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty lost in the second round too

.Bangkok, Thailand
Japan's Kento Momota, a big name in the sport, dropped out before the tournament. (Photo: AFP)

  • An Egyotian player dropped out, and a German coach and a French staff were hospitalised due to COVID-19 concerns
  • Thai health authorities said that on Tuesday, none of the players tested turned out to be positive
  • A bio-bubble has been put in place for all the participants

.Bangkok, Thailand
Kidambi Srikanth will start off his campaign against Sourabh Verma on Wednesday. (Photo credit: Instagram/@Srikanth_Kidambi)

  • Kidambi Srikanth went for a total of four COVID 19 tests after arriving for the Thailand Open
  • The Indian shuttler put up pictures of the incident on Twitter, calling it 'unacceptable'
  • Officials said the COVID-19 staff did not notice any bleeding from Srikanth's nose

Saina Nehwal took to Twitter to question her ouster from the tournament. (Photo credit: ANI)

  • Saina Nehwal was pulled out from Thailand Open after reports suggested she had tested positive for coronavirus
  • However, recent report refuted earlier results and the ace shuttler is clear for playing in the tournament
  • Nehwal was scheduled to play Kisona Salvaduray of Malaysia in the first round on Tuesday