Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Singapore Open Super Series-2011

The Singapore Open-2011 (Singapore Open Superseries 2011) badminton tournament is being played at Singapore, from the 14th to 19th June 2011.

The Indian badminton  in the fray at this prestigious Super Series event of 2011 are:

Women's Singles:
Saina Nehwal who is the 4th Seed at the Singapore Open-2011.
Arundhati Pantawane - who will start here as a Qualifier, and will begin with the qualifying rounds.

Men's Singles:
RMV Guru Sai Dutt - Qualifier
Ajay Jayaram - Qualifier
P. Kashyap, has got direct entry into the main draw of the Singapore Open Superseries event.

Mens Doubles:
Rupesh Kumar/Sanave Thomas, have direct entry in the main draw of the tournament.

Women's Doubles:
Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa, have direct entry, but are not seeded at the Singapore Open SS tournament.

There is no Indian representation at the Mixed doubles. (Jwala Gutta's mixed doubles partner V.Diju has been out of action since some time now because of an injury)

Saina Nehwal currently ranked no.4 in the world, is the defending champion at the Singapore Open Superseries-2011, as she had won this badminton title last year in 2010. She has not won too many titles this year (just the Swiss Open GP Gold title) and would be looking forward to making a spirited performance at this tournament. Saina will be playing against Lan Lu of China in the first round of the tournament.

Shixian Wang is the top seed in the women's singles, and Taufik Hidayat the top seed in the men's singles event of the Singapore Open-2011 superseries badminton tournament.


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