Saina Nehwal vs PV Sindhu in the offing at Indonesia Open
Jakarta: Three-time champion Saina Nehwal is likely to clash with fellow Indian P V Sindhu in the women's singles second round of the USD 800,000 Indonesia Open Superseries Premier to be held at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno Stadium here next month.
Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu
World No. 1 Saina has been seeded second in the prestigious event, which she has won in 2009, 2010 and 2012, while Sindhu, ranked 12th, is unseeded in the tournament that begins on June 2.
The Olympic bronze medallist Indian will open her campaign against Thailand's Nichaon Jindapon and is likely to tame her opponent given her past record of three wins in as many meetings.
Two-time World Championship bronze medallist, Sindhu, on the other hand, faces Hsu Ya Ching of Chinese Taipei and if the Hyderabadi girl can get past the world no. 27, she will face Saina in the second round.
The two leading ladies of Indian badminton have met only once in international circuit during the 2015 Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold where Saina beat Sindhu in straight games to lift the title.
Saina and Sindhu have clashed a couple of times during the 2013 Indian Badminton League.