Saina Nehwal to play in US Open beginning next month

12 June 2017, 07:52 PM
Saina Nehwal (file photo)
Saina Nehwal (file photo)

London Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal will participate in next month’s US Open for the first time in her career.

The 27-year-old, who has won 23 Individual titles across the globe, will look to annexe her first US Open title when she spearheads the Indian challenge at the Grand Prix Gold tournament to be held from July 19th to 23rd.

Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Monday announced the squad for three upcoming international tournaments, including the US Open, after a selection committee meeting that was held in Bangalore on Saturday.

While Saina was named in women’s singles, the men’s singles action will see a strong line-up with the trio of Sameer Verma, Prannoy and Kashyap representing India in California.

The mixed doubles category will see the new pair of Ashwini Ponappa and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy. Both the players had dished out jaw-dropping performance when they were paired for the first time in the Sudirman Cup last month.

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First Published: Monday, June 12, 2017 07:26 PM

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