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PV Sindhu will look to strike form ahead of the Asian Games 2023 while fellow Indian badminton player HS Prannoy will look to build on his recent success at the September 5-10 China Open 2023 in Changzhou, the People’s Republic of China.
All matches of the China Open 2023, a BWF World Tour Super 1000 badminton tournament, will be live streamed in India.
Two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu has struggled with her form this season and has failed to progress beyond the first round in seven of her 15 BWF World Tour events so far. A final appearance at the Madrid Masters remains her only notable run in any competition this year.
The 28-year-old Sindhu suffered a second-round exit at the recently-concluded World Badminton Championships 2023 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
With the Asian Games 2023 scheduled later this month, the China Open 2023 will be PV Sindhu’s last chance to strike form ahead of the Hangzhou Games. Sindhu, 14th in the badminton rankings, is the only Indian in the women’s singles draw.
At China Open, former world champion Sindhu was handed a tricky draw and might run into former world No. 1 and second seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in round 2.
In the men’s singles China Open draw, India’s HS Prannoy, who won a bronze medal at the world badminton championships last month, will look to build on his performance in Denmark. Prannoy achieved his career-best No.6 ranking last week.
Commonwealth Games champion Lakshya Sen, meanwhile, was handed a tough opening draw at China Open. The world No. 12 Sen will face 10th ranked Anders Antonsen of Denmark, who won the Korea Open in July. Former world No.1 Kidambi Srikanth and Priyanshu Rajawat are also in fray in the men’s singles.
Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, seeded second, will spearhead India’s challenge in the men’s doubles competition alongside MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila at Changzhou.
Gayatri Gopichand-Treesa Jolly is the only Indian pair in the China Open women’s doubles event. The duo will face a difficult opening round against top-seeded home favourites Chen Qing Chen, the Tokyo Olympics silver medallists.
The China Open is the 20th tournament of the 2023 BWF World Tour and will be played at the Changzhou Olympic Sports Centre’s Xincheng Gymnasium.
Men’s singles: Lakshya Sen, Priyanshu Rajawat, Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy
Women’s singles: PV Sindhu
Men’s doubles: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty, MR Arjun/Dhruv Kapila
Women’s doubles: Gayatri Gopichand/Treesa Jolly
Mixed doubles: Rohan Kapoor/ N Sikki Reddy
When and where will the China Open 2023 take place?
The China Open 2023 will be played from September 5th to 10th, 2023. It will take place at the Changzhou Olympic Sports Centre Xincheng Gymnasium in Changzhou, Jiangsu, China.
All of the shuttlers competing in the China Open 2023 have already been seeded and selected in the Super 1000 tournament’s first-round matches. Thirteen athletes, including previous China Open champions PV Sindhu and Srikanth Kidambi, will represent India at the competition.
China Open Badminton 2023 Dates and Timings
First Round: Tuesday, September 5, 2023 Wednesday, September 6, 2023 – Starts at 6:30 AM IST
Second Round: Thursday, September 7, 2023
Quarterfinals: Friday, September 8, 2023
Semifinals: Saturday, September 9, 2023
Finals: Sunday, September 10, 2023
Indian Men’s Singles Matches and Results
Priyanshu Rajawat vs Shesar Hiren Rhustavito (Indonesia) – After 8:30 AM IST on September 5 – Court 3
HS Prannoy vs NG Tze Yong (Malaysia) – After 7:50 AM IST on September 5 – Court 1
Lakshya Sen vs Anders Antonsen (Denmark) – After 10:30 AM IST on September 5 – Court 1
Indian Men’s Doubles Matches and Results
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy & Chirag Shetty vs Muhammad Shohibul Fikri & Bagas Maulana (Indonesia)
MR Arjun & Dhruv Kapila vs Keiichiro Matsui & Yoshinori Takeuchi (Japan) – After 3:10 PM IST on September 5 – Court 3
Indian Women’s Doubles Matches and Results
Treesa Jolly & Gayathri Gopichand vs Chen Qing Chen & Jia Yi Fan (China) – After 9:10 AM IST on September 5 – Court 1
Indian Mixed Doubles Matches and Results First Round
Rohan Kapoor & Sikki Reddy vs Chen Tang Jie & Toh Ee Wei (Malaysia)