All England Championship: Saina get tricky match, Sindhu face Pornpawee

Sindhu is expected to cross the first hurdle without much of a problem and in that case, she may get a chance to settle scores with American Beiwen Zhang Zhang in a likely second round clash. Zhang had defeated Sindhu at the India Open final.


In the upcoming All England Championship, world’s oldest badminton tournament, PV Sindhu has got an easy opener against Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochunwong while Saina Nehwal faces her nemesis Tai Tzu Ying in the first round.

The world no.1 Saina, who had reached the finals at the 2015 All England Championship and lost to her Tai Tzu at the Indonesia Open last month, will get a chance to avenge her loss and better her dismal head-to-head record against the defending champion.

Sindhu is expected to cross the first hurdle without much of a problem and in that case, she may get a chance to settle scores with American Beiwen Zhang Zhang in a likely second round clash. Zhang had defeated Sindhu at the India Open final.