PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen Playing At US Badminton Open
Photo : Lakshya Sen is coming into the tournament after winning the Canada Open 2023 men’s singles title on July 9.
India-West News Desk
COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA – Two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu and Commonwealth Games 2022 champion Lakshya Sen will spearhead the Indian challenge at the US Open 2023 badminton tournament, from July 11 to 16, here.
The US Open 2023 will be the 16th tournament on the BWF World Tour 2023 calendar and will be played at the Mid-America Center.
PV Sindhu, who dropped down to 15th in the latest BWF world rankings, made the semi-finals of the recently-concluded Canada Open. The 28-year-old double Olympic medallist lost to world No. 1 Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the last four of the BWF Super 500 tournament last week.
Lakshya Sen is coming into the tournament after winning the Canada Open 2023 men’s singles title on July 9. Ranked 19th in the world rankings, Lakshya Sen defeated reigning All England Open champion Li Shi Feng of the Republic of China to claim his first silverware of the year.
The 21-year-old Lakshya Sen, seeded third, will face world No. 51 Kalle Koljonen of Finland in the round of 32. B Sai Praneeth, too, will start in the men’s singles main draw.
Gadde Ruthvika Shivani is India’s other entry in the women’s singles main draw while Imad Farooqui Samiya will begin her campaign from the qualifiers.
Commonwealth Games 2014 champion Parupalli Kashyap will kick off his campaign in the qualifiers against Lucas Claerbout of France. S Sankar Muthusamy Subramanian will also start in the qualifiers.
In the men’s doubles, the pair of Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnuvardhan Goud Panjala will face off against Lin Yu Chieh and Su Li Wei of Taipei in the first match.
The Indian pair of Rutaparna Panda and Swetaparna Panda will start in the main draw of the women’s doubles. Apeksha Nayak and Ramya Chickmenhalli Venkatesh will be the other Indian duo in the main draw of women’s doubles.