Oye! Live Sports
- Category: Live Sports
- Published on Tuesday, 19 June 2012 20:12
- Written by Tyler Perry
Li-Ning Singapore Open Super Series 2012 is starting on Tuesday at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. A number of notable player are going to perform in the series. One among them is Olympic-bound Indian shuttler P Kashyap, who is in good form after a stunning victory against the world number three Chinese Chen Long en route, to his semifinal finish at the Indonesia Open Super Series Premier in Jakarta last week. Kashyap will look to continue his giant-killing run when he starts his campaign at the Singapore Open Super Series on Wednesday against second seed Korean Hyun Il Lee in men’s singles in the Singapore city.
Olympic-bound women’s doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa are also hoping to play well in the Singapore Open, which is their last tournament before the London Olympics in July. The duo will take on local pair of Jiayuan Chen and Juan Gu. Jwala will also pair up with V Diju and the sixth seeded Olympic-bound Indian combo will take on Indonesian pair of Markis Kido and Pia Zebadiah Bernadeth.
Other Indians to perform include, world number 23 Ajay Jayaram to meet Brice Leverdez of France, while Anand Pawar will lock horns with Kevin Cordon of Guatemala.
National champion Sourabh Varma will face Hong Kong's Yun Hu, while RMV Gurusaidutt will be up against Zi Liang Derek Wong of Singapore.
In the women's singles, PV Sindhu will meet Xiao Jia Chen at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
The men's doubles pair of Tarun Kona and Arun Vishnu will take on Malaysian Thien How Hoon and Wee Kiong Tan. Tarun will also combine with Ashwini to face Noriyasu Hirata and Miyuki Maeda of Japan in the mixed doubles competition.
China’s top players Wang Xin (WR#2), Wang Shixian (WR#4) and 2010 World Champion Wang Lin had withdrawn from the tournament, in addition to earlier announcement that Wang Yihan (WR#1) of not participating. Also, China's women's no.8 Jiang Yanjiao and South Korea's women's no.13 Bae Youn Joo took their names out just days before the start of the Super Series tournament to just avoid any injury just a weeks before the London Olympics. Additionally, Saina Nehwal, the world number five and the ace Indian shuttler, is looking make the most of the four to five weeks in the run-up to the London Olympics to be in top shape physically to tide over the Chinese challenge and decided to miss the Singapore Open.
However, the organizing committee is of the view that the diehard fans will still come to see the tournament as many talented players are here to perform and they will prove to be up-coming stars of badminton.<
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