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Posted at: Mar 14, 2018, 1:00 AM; last updated: Mar 14, 2018, 1:00 AM (IST)

Sindhu, Srikanth gun for glory

Birmingham, March 13

India's formidable duo of PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth will have no dearth of motivation as they aim to win the coveted All England Championships, which starts tomorrow

Sindhu and Srikanth are expected to have easy first-round outings against relatively unheralded opponents but the road is tricky for Saina Nehwal. The former finalist will face world No. 1 and defending champion Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the opener.

Tai Tzu has proved to be her nemesis with an overall 9-5 record against her. The Indian has lost their last seven outings.

Fourth seed Sindhu, on the other hand, would open her campaign against a relatively unknown Thai shuttler, Pornpawee Chochuwong, but could face her India Open conqueror Beiwen Zhang in the second round. "I have six weeks of training under my belt and I hope I do well at the All England Championships," Sindhu said.

Srikanth, meanwhile, seems to have an easy opening round against Frenchman Brice Leverdez. — PTI


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