The 2018 Malaysian Open is about to get underway with all the top Indian shuttlers vying for glory. The tournament will take place at the Axiata Arena in Malaysia and will run from June 26 to July 1.
Kidambi Srikanth, P.V. Sindhu, and Saina Nehwal are some of the top names taking part in this tournament. If they indeed manage to win the tournament, the shuttlers will be awarded eleven thousand points (11,000) to add to their tally. Runners-up will be given Nine thousand three hundred and fifty points (9,350).
Saina Nehwal will begin her road towards the ultimate prize today, June 26. She will face Hong Kong's Yip Pui Yin in the first round of the BWF Malaysian Open 2018. Nehwal has been in good form in 2018 and will look to go as far in the competition as possible, hopefully winning the top prize.
However, she has been drawn in a tough quarter alongside second seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan. Nehwal will face Yamaguchi in the Second Round if she manages to progress from the first.
For now, the Indian shuttler will face an opponent who she has gotten the better of on seven occasions.
The former world no. 2 will bid to follow up her Commonwealth Gold medal with another trophy as she takes on Yip Pui Yin of Hong Kong.
Here are all the details for the upcoming match between Saina Nehwal and Yip Pui Yin:
Match: First Round, Saina Nehwal vs Yip Pui Yin
Timing: 12:15 PM IST (Indian Standard Time)
Venue: Main Location 3, Axiata Arena, Malaysia
Date: 26 June 2018
Television Channel: Star Sports (Tentative)
Live Stream: Hotstar (Tentative)Published 26 Jun 2018, 12:05 IST