SINGAPORE, April 8: Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu will look to shrug off the disappointment of her recent early exits when she spearheads Indian challenge at the USD 355,000 Singapore Open, starting here on Tuesday.
Sindhu, who had claimed the BWF World Tour Finals in December last year, has looked off colour in the last few weeks.
She made a first round exit at the All England Championship and lost in the second round of Malaysia Open, losing to Korea�s Sung Ji Hyun on both occasion.
She had entered the semifinals at India Open but went down to He Bingjiao of China despite holding advantage in the first game.
With hardly any time to make changes on the game or work on weaknesses considering the back-to-back tournaments in the BWF calender, it will be a challenge for fourth seed Sindhu to get to her best. She begins her campaign against Indonesia�s Lyanny Alessandra Mainaky.
Saina Nehwal is the only Indian to claim a title this season with the 29-year-old from Hyderabad securing the crown at the Indonesia Masters following the injury of Carolina Marin of Spain in the finals. She also entered the quarterfinals at the All England Championship after battling through a pancreas infection. However, the Indian needed hospitalisation to treat the problem and had to skip the Swiss Open and India Open to give herself time to recover. � PTI