P.V Sindhu pulls out of Macau Open to focus on Superseries finals

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P.V Sindhu has a bright future ahead of her. (photo: AP)

Hyderabad: World No. 9 women’s singles player P.V Sindhu who had won her maiden Superseries title at China Open and reached the Hong Kong Open final in last two weeks, has decided to pull out of the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold which began on Tuesday in preparation for the Dubai Superseries finals.P.V Sindhu has a bright future ahead of her. (photo: AP)

“She was originally scheduled to play at Macau Open, but after knowing she had qualified for the Dubai Superseries finals as the No. 8 seed, we have decided to skip the Macau GPG to give her more time to get ready for the Dubai event,” said Sindhu’s father P.V Ramana.

Taiwan Tai Tzu Ying who won last week’s Hong Kong Open was ranked the top seed in women’s singles event in Dubai. Besides P.V. Sindhu, Tai will be competing against Akane Yamaguchi of Japan, Sun Yu of China, Sung Ji-hyun of Korea, Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand, He Bingjiao of China, and Carolina Marin of Spain for that prestigious year-end award from Badminton World Federation.

Below is the full list of players confirmed for the BWF World Super Series 2016:

Men’s Singles qualifiers

1. Jan O. JOrgensen (Denmark)
2. Son Wan-ho (Korea)
3. Tian Houwei (China)
4. Ng Ka Long (Hong Kong)
5. Viktor Axelsen (Denmark)
6. Marc Zwiebler (Germany)
7. Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia)
8. Chen Long (China, wild Card as Olympic Gold Medalist 2016)

Women’s Singles qualifiers

1. Tai Tzu-ying (Taiwan)
2. Akane Yamaguchi (Japan)
3. Sun Yu (China)
4. Sung Ji-hyun (Korea)
5. Ratchanok Intanon (Thailand)
6. He Bingjiao (China)
7. Carolina Marin (Spain)
8. Pusarla Venkata Sindhu (India)

Men’s Doubles qualifiers

1. Takeshi Kamura / Keigo Sonoda (Japan)
2. Goh V Shem / Tan Wee Kiong (Malaysia)
3. Chai Biao / Hong Wei (China)
4. Marcus Fernaldi Gideon / Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (Indonesia)
5. Angga Pratama / Ricky Karanda Suwardi (Indonesia)
6. Mads Conrad-Petersen / Mads Pieler Kolding (Denmark)
7. Mathias Boe / Carsten Mogensen (Denmark)
8. Fu Haifeng / Zhang Nan (Wild Card as Olympic Gold Medallist 2016)

Women’s Doubles qualifiers

1. Misaki Matsutomo / Ayaka Takahashi (Japan)
2. Christinna Pedersen/Kamilla Rytter Juhl (Denmark)
3. Jung Kyung-eun / Shin Seung-chan (Korea)
4. Chang Ye-na / Lee So-hee (Korea)
5. Naoko Fukuman / Kurumi Yonao (Japan)
6. Nitya Krishinda Maheswari / Greysia Polii (Indonesia)
7. Luo Ying / Luo Yu (China)
8. Chen Qingchen / Jia Yifan (China)

Mixed Doubles qualifiers

1. Ko Sung-hyun / Kim Ha-na (Korea)
2. Lu Kai / Huang Yaqiong (China)
3. Joachim Fischer Nielsen / Christinna Pedersen (Denmark)
4. Zheng Siwei / Chen Qingchen (China)
5. Tontowi Ahmad / Liliyana Natsir (Indonesia)
6. Praveen Jordan / Debby Susanto (Indonesia)
7. Chris Adcock / Gabrielle Adcock (England)
8. Kenta Kazuno / Ayane Kurihara (Japan)

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