French Open SS 2017: Schedule of Srikanth Kidambi, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal’s first round matches

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Srikanth Kidambi is currently in the form of his life
Modified 24 Oct 2017

The top Indian shuttlers led by the Denmark Open champion Srikanth Kidambi start their campaign at the French Open on Wednesday, October, 25, 2017.

Here is all the information you need to know:

Tournament name: $325, 000 Yonex French Open

Category: World Superseries

Venue: Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Paris

Round: First

Date: October 25, 2017


Men’s singles:

(8) Srikanth Kidambi vs Fabian Roth at 6.10pm local time ie 9.40pm IST

Women’s singles:

Saina Nehwal vs Line Hojmark Kjaersfeldt at 3pm local time ie 6.30pm IST

(2) PV Sindhu vs Beatriz Corrales at 6.45pm local time ie 10.15pm IST


(8) Srikanth Kidambi (WR #8) vs Fabian Roth (WR #45)

Head-to-head: First meeting

Srikanth Kidambi is currently in the form of his life. The way he made the world champion Viktor Axelsen look pedestrian in the third game in their Denmark Open quarter-final should be enough evidence of that.

Fabian Roth, whose career-best ranking has been 34th, has come to this tournament on the back of a five-match losing streak. The newly-crowned Denmark Open champion is surely not the player the German would have liked to face in the first round.

Also read: French Open Badminton 2017: Can Srikanth Kidambi win back-to-back Superseries titles again?

(2) PV Sindhu (WR #2) vs Beatriz Corrales (WR #27)

Head-to-head: First meeting

Having clinched a couple of Superseries titles this year, PV Sindhu will be itching to bounce back this week after suffering a first round setback in Denmark last week. She faces the 27th ranked Beatriz Corrales, who has reached a career-high of 20 in April.

Corrales has performed well in the smaller tournaments in September. After winning the Belgian International, she extended her match-winning streak to eight before losing in the semi-finals of the Czech Open.

She has played in only one Superseries tournament this year prior to the French Open where she lost in the first round. Suffice to say, Sindhu’s big match experience will be enough to carry her through to the second round.

Also read: How did PV Sindhu go where no Indian has ever gone before?

Saina Nehwal (WR #12) vs Line Hojmark Kjaersfeldt (WR #34)

Head-to-head: First meeting

Saina Nehwal showed flashes of brilliance during her run to the Denmark Open quarter-finals last week. The first round was where she was at her brilliant best when she upset the Olympic champion Carolina Marin.

She ultimately ran out of energy in her quarter-final against eventual runner-up Akane Yamaguchi and will thus be eager to make a deeper run in Paris. Nehwal could not have asked for a better start after having been drawn against a player, who has not progressed past the first round in women's singles in any Superseries event this year.

Schedule for the rest of the Indian contingent:

Men’s singles:

HS Prannoy vs Lee Hyun Il at 9am local time ie 12.30pm IST

Sai Praneeth vs Khosit Phetpradab at 10.40am local time ie 2.10pm IST

Parupalli Kashyap vs Anthony Sinisuka Ginting at 1.30pm local time ie 5pm IST

Men’s doubles:

Manu Attri/Sumeeth Reddy vs Vladimir Ivanov/Ivan Sozonov at 5.25pm ie 8.55pm IST

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty vs Qualifier at 6.55pm local time ie 10.25pm IST

Women’s doubles:

N Sikki Reddy/Ashwini Ponnappa vs Jenny Moore/Victoria Williams at 1.30pm local time ie 5pm IST

Also read: Kidambi Srikanth breaks Saina Nehwal's record, becomes first Indian shuttler to reach 4 Superseries finals in a year

Published 24 Oct 2017
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