PV Sindhu lone Indian in BWF World Tour finals
On account of having won the BWF World Championship title in August this year, PV Sindhu will play in the BWF World Tour finals scheduled to begin from 11th December at Guangzhou, China.
After winning the prestigious title, the Indian has been in poor form, losing at Denmark Open, China Open, Japan and Korea Open. She reached the quarterfinals of the French Open 2019.
Sindhu finished 15th in the BWF World Tour finals rankings. She is the defending champion, and with the Indian winning the World Championship, she will get direct entry into the tournament.
It is going to be a massive challenge to maintain the intensity for Sindhu. She will be looking to show much better consistency in the upcoming tournament against the best badminton players.
Tai Tzu Ying, Chen Yufei, Ratchanok Intanon, Nozomi Okuhara, He Bingjiao and Busanan Ongbamrungphan of Thailand would take part.
The Indian shuttlers had a tough season with Sai Praneeth winning the bronze medal in World Championship.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty who won the Thailand Open, had opted out of the prestigious tournament in August due to injury.
Other Indian shuttlers, Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal struggled in the season due to injuries and cramped schedule.
Here we look at the Top 8 qualifiers in each category during BWF World Tour finals
- Kento Momota (Japan)
- Chou Tien Chen (Chinese Taipei)
- Jonatan Christie (Indonesia)
- Chen Long (China)
- Viktor Axselen (Denmark)
- Anthony Ginting (Indonesia)
- Anders Antonsen (Denmark)
- Tzu Wei Wang (Chinese Taipei)
- Chen Yufei (China)
- Ratchanok Intanon (Thailand)
- Akane Yamaguchi (Japan)
- Nozomi Okuhara (Japan)
- Tai Tzu Ying (Chinese Taipei)
- He Bingjiao (China)
- Busanan Ongbamrungphan (Thailand)
- PV Sindhu (India)
- Marcus Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya (Indonesia)
- Mohammad Ahsan/ Hendra Setiawan (Indonesia)
- Takeshi Kamura/ Keigo Sonoda (Japan)
- Li Junhui/ Liu Yu Chen (China)
- Lee Yang/Wang Chi-Lin (Chinese Taipei)
- Fajar Alfian/ Mohammad Rian Ardianto (Indonesia)
- Endo Hiroyuki/Yuta Watanabe (Japan)
- Lu Ching Yao/ Yang Po Han (Chinese Taipei)
- Yuki Fukushima/ Sayaka Hirota (Japan)
- Mayu Matsumoto/ Wakana Nagahara (Japan)
- Kim So-yeong/Kong Hee-yong(South Korea)
- Misaki Matsutomo/ Ayaka Takahashi (Japan)
- Chen Qing Chen/ Jia Yifan (China)
- Greysia Polii/Rahayu Apriyani (Indonesia)
- Du Yue/ Li Yinhui (China)
- Lee So Hee/Shin Seung-chan (South Korea)
- Dechapol Puavaranukroh/ Sapsiree Taerattanachai (Thailand)
- Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong (China)
- Chan Peng Soon/ Goh Liu Ying (Malaysia)
- Praveen Jordan/ Melati Oktavianti (Indonesia)
- Yi Lyu Wang/Huang Dongping (China)
- Yuta Watanabe/ Higashino Arisa (Japan)
- Hafiz Faizal/Widjaja Emanuelle (Indonesia)
- Seo Seung-jae/Yoo-jung Chae ( South Korea)
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