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Sindhu in France: Can she finally break the jinx?

  • Sindhu crashed out of Denmark Open in the second round earlier this month.
  • She is yet to win a BWF's Super Series title.
  • Sindhu will enter French Series as the sixth seed.
Sindhu set to begin her French campaign

Sindhu will give another shot at the Super Series title as she is set to participate in the upcoming  2016 French Super Series, starting October 25.


After a superb stint at the Rio Olympics 2016 where she finished the event with a silver medal in the singles event, she returned to the international arena in Denmark.


However, she failed to recreate the Rio magic and ended her run in the second round, losing to Japan's Sayaka Sato.


The sixth seed, Sindhu, who is looking to fight back after a poor series in Denmark, will open the French campaign against Hong Kong's Yip Pui Yin at Stade Pierre de Coubertin.


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In men's singles, Dutch open finalist Ajay Jayaram will face a qualifier in the opening round, while Swiss Open champion HS Prannoy will square up against Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand.


Canada Open winner B Sai Praneeth will take on Korea's Lee Hyun Il in another men's singles event. In men's doubles, Rio Olympians Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy have withdrawn.


India will remain without the services of their ace player and seventh seed, Srikanth Kadambi in men's category, while Sania Nehwal who is recovering will also miss out on the French Super Series.


Earlier in 2016, Sindhu recorded a victory in Grand Prix Gold tournament, Malaysia Masters beating Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour 21-15, 21-9.

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