With the Yonex-Dawn India Open 2023 being upgraded to Tremendous 750 standing for the primary time, the nation is gearing as much as witness top-notch badminton motion of the best order from January 17 to 22.
Famend names from around the globe will grace the distinguished event with their dynamic performances, making the occasion a spectacular spectacle for sports activities lovers within the nation. Listed below are the Prime-10 ladies shuttlers to look at at India’s largest badminton occasion—organized by the Badminton Affiliation of India.
1) Akane Yamaguchi (Japan)
The World No. 1 Akane Yamaguchi is the entrance runner to say her maiden Yonex-Dawn India Open title. With two consecutive World Championships gold medals in 2021 and 2022 to her identify, she is one among solely two Japanese ladies’s singles gamers to win the coveted event. The 25-year-old’s fast, hard-working and affected person model of play propelled him to the All England Open and Japan Open titles in addition to the Asian Championships silver medal final 12 months. His dazzling performances noticed him begin 2023 with a bang by making the ultimate of the Malaysia Open and he’ll need to proceed that kind in India as properly.
2) Chen Yufei (China)
Tokyo Olympics gold medallist, Chen Yufei arrived in India with hopes of beginning the brand new 12 months along with his first Tremendous 750 title in over three years. The World No. 2 had a disappointing 2022, dropping seven BWF World Tour finals. Though Yufei gained the Indonesia Masters, she misplaced two Tremendous 300, Tremendous 500 and Tremendous 750 occasions every whereas additionally contesting her first World Championships ultimate towards Akane Yamaguchi final 12 months. Nevertheless, he’s decided to avenge these losses and goal to seize the primary title on the Yonex-Dawn India Open.
3) An Se-young (South Korea)
Younger South Korean shuttler An Se-young has been turning heads with beautiful performances on the BWF circuit. On the age of 20, he already has 11 BWF World Tour titles below his belt and 5 runners-up finishes. Ranked fourth on this planet, Seyoung additionally took bronze on the World Championships and Asian Championships final 12 months and was additionally a part of the nationwide workforce that gained the 2022 Uber Cup. His excessive ceiling and abundance of expertise make him among the best younger prospects to take part within the Yonex-Dawn India Open 2023.
4) PV Sindhu (India)
Extensively thought to be one among India’s most profitable sports activities personalities, PV Sindhu might be eager to duplicate her heroics from 2017 and win the Yonex-Dawn India Open for the second time in her profession. A five-time World Championships medalist in ladies’s singles, the 27-year-old is India’s first and solely champion on the event, defeating Nozomi Okuhara within the 2019 finals and likewise has two Olympics medals to her identify. The present World No. 7 secured gold on the Commonwealth Video games final 12 months to grow to be the second ladies’s singles participant to win a full set of gold, silver and bronze medals on the occasion. The house crowd will elevate the roof when the star shuttler takes to the courtroom to showcase his high degree sport towards the very best on this planet.
5) Ratchanok Intanon (Thailand)
The 2013 world champion has gained the Yonex-Dawn India Open 3 times in his profession, persevering with within the 2013, 2016 and 2019 editions of the event. Presently ranked sixth on this planet, he’s the primary Thai singles participant to not solely be ranked primary on this planet but additionally win the Asian Championships. Ratchanok gained the 2022 Malaysia Open by defeating Chen Yufei within the ultimate which was her first and solely Tremendous 750 victory. The 27-year-old might be keen so as to add one other title by persevering with his good kind in India’s largest badminton event.
6) Carolina Marin (Spain)
Extremely adorned shuttler Carolina Marin, who is among the largest names in ladies’s singles badminton, is anticipated to take the 2023 Yonex-Dawn India Open by storm. The three-time world champion, Marin additionally gained the 2016 Olympic gold medal and holds the World No. 1 rating for 66 consecutive weeks. Nevertheless, regardless of successful virtually each main event, the Spaniard is but to win the distinguished event in India and is trying to be on his finest sport to win his first BWF World Tour title because the 2021 Swiss Open .
7. He Bing Jiao (China)
2014 Youth Olympics champion He Bing Jio is one other Chinese language participant to look at within the ladies’s singles on the 2023 Yonex-Dawn India Open after Chen Yufei. The World No. 5 Bing Jiao ended 2022 on a excessive word by successful the Denmark Open and French Open titles earlier than a semi-finals-finish on the year-end World Tour Finals. The 25-year-old was unable to proceed the momentum in 2023, dropping within the Spherical-of-32 on the first event of the 12 months, the Malaysia Open. Nevertheless, Bing Jiao, the two-time World Championships medalist, might be eager to regain kind when he competes within the Yonex-Dawn India Open.
8. Chen Qing Chen-Jia Yi Fan (China)
The World No. 1 Chinese language duo could possibly be the largest risk within the ladies’s doubles competitors as they enter the 2023 Yonex-Dawn India Open after ending final 12 months on a superb word, successful the World Tour Finals in December. The in-form pair additionally began the 12 months on a powerful word successful the Malaysia Open. Apart from successful a silver medal on the Tokyo Olympics and three gold medals on the World Championships (2017, 2021 and 2022), Qing Chen and Yi Fan captured seven titles collectively in 2022.
9. Nami Matsuyama-Chiharu Shida (Japan)
The lethal mixture of Nami Matsuyama and Chiharu Shida has been spectacular since their youth. Within the junior circuit, they gained bronze medals on the World Championships in addition to the Asian Championships collectively in 2015. The Japanese duo gained the Indonesia Open, Thailand Open and All England Championships final 12 months. The upcoming Yonex-Dawn India Open might be Matsuyama and Shida’s first event in 2023 because the World No. 2 pair will goal to make a powerful begin to the brand new 12 months.
10. Pearly Tan-Thinaah Muralitharan (Malaysia)
Reigning Commonwealth Video games champions Pearly Tan and Thinaah Muralitharan are ranked sixth within the ladies’s doubles world rankings. The Malaysian pair captured the French Open title final 12 months and likewise made semi-final appearances in three tournaments. After a first-round exit on the Malaysia Open, the duo will look to return to successful methods once they arrive in New Delhi this week.