Ace Shuttler PV Sindhu has withdrawn her name from the Thailand open, citing preparations for the World Championship. Apart from Sindhu, Japan’s star player Nozomi Okuhara, Akane Yamaguchi and Tai Xu Ying also withdrew their name from the Thailand Open.
The other Indian in fray, Saina Nehwal, has been seeded seventh here, but she has been hampered by several injuries of late. Saina was forced to withdraw from both the Indonesia and Japan Open on medical grounds will play at Thailand open.
In men’s singles, Subhankar Dey will face a tough challenge against Japanese Kento Momota in the first round. The semi-finalist from Japan Open 2019, Sai Praneeth will face Kantaphon Wangcharoen of Thailand.