All England Badminton 2021 draws released, PV Sindhu gets easy passage to Quarterfinals

Swiss Open Pv sindhu in semifinals
PV Sindhu enters semifinals of Swiss Open

All England Open 2021 Draws – PV Sindhu: India’s PV Sindhu could not have asked for better draw at the All England Badminton Championship starting from 17th March. Sindhu has been drawn to meet Malaysia’s Soniia Cheah. Sindhu could face Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi in the quarter-finals and old rival Carolina Marin in the semis. Marin has been given top billing for the tournament. Sindhu has been seeded 5th for the prestigious event.

Saina, Kashyap gets tough 1st round opponents: On the other hand, badminton couple Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap will face a challenging draw at the All England Open starting March 17. Kashyap will face world No. 1 Japanese Kento Momota while Saina will take on the in-form Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark in the first round of the women’s singles.

In the men’s singles, Kidambi Srikanth is drawn against a formidable foe in Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto in the opening round while world championships bronze medallist B Sai Praneeth takes on Toma Junior Popov of France.

Swiss Open before All England Badminton: Indian squad is scheduled to play Swiss Open before the All England championships. The Swiss challenge starts from 3rd March and all top Indians will be seen in action at the event.

All England Open 2021 draw for Indian badminton players

Women’s Singles

PV Sindhu vs Soniia Cheah (Malaysia)

Saina Nehwal vs Mia Blichfeldt (Denmark)

Men’s Singles

Kidambi Srikanth vs Tommy Sugiarto (Indonesia)

Parupalli Kashyap vs Kento Momota (Japan)

Lakshya Sen vs Kantaphon Wangcharoen (Thailand)

HS Prannoy vs Liew Daren (Malaysia)

Sameer Verma vs Ygor Coelho (Brazil)

B Sai Praneeth vs Toma Junior Popov (France)

Men’s Doubles

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty vs Eloi Adam/Julien Maio (France)

MR Arjun/Dhruv Kapila vs Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi (Malaysia)

Women’s Doubles

Ashwini Ponnappa/ N Sikki Reddy vs Benyapa Aimsaard/Nuntakarn Aimsaard (Thailand)

Meghana Jakkampudi/Poorvisha Ram vs Alexandre Boje/Mette Poulsen (Denmark)

Ashwini Bhat/Shikha Gautam vs Chloe Birch/Lauren Smith (England)

Mixed Doubles

Dhruv Kapila/Meghana Jakkampudi vs Praveen Jordan/Melati Oktavianti (Indonesia)

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/ Ashwini Ponnappa vs Yuki Kaneko/Misaki Matsutomo (Japan)

Pranaav Jerry Chopra/ N Sikki Reddy vs Max Flynn/Jessica Pugh (England)