New Delhi: On a high after her Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold triumph, Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has been seeded third in the second Yonex Sunrise India Open, part of the Osim BWF World Superseries, that will be held at the Siri Fort Auditorium from April 24 to 29.
The world number 5, who is considered to be India's best bet in the London Olympics later this year, is flanked by the all-conquering Chinese contingent comprising world number three Shixian Wang (Seeded 1st), Li Xuerui (Seeded 2nd) and Yanjiao Wang (Seeded 4th) in the USD 200,000 tournament, the organisers said in a release.
Saina had thrashed Shixian in the final of the Swiss Open a few weeks ago. Two-time All England champion Tine Baun of Denmark completes the top five in the last tournament of the London Olympics qualification period.
In the men's section, world number one and defending champion Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia has been given the top billing with Denmark's Peter Gade and former world champion Jin Chen of China seeded second and third respectively.
With the men's singles field being one of the best in the world, last edition's quarterfinalist Sourabh Verma will have to qualify for the event and has been seeded second in the draw.
Former national champion RMV Guru Sai Dutt, ranked 41 in the world, will be leading the pack of qualifiers.